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Roxie’s Recipes (for the Lazy Cook)

This week, Roxie brings us an unusual use for a banana.

For tonights SEASON FINALE, I present what I consider to be the ultimate lazy cook recipe. When I first heard about it, I was so incredulous that I had to make it just to prove it didn’t work. Well, it has now become one of my favorite easy recipes. Here it is:

  • pork shoulder roast
  • 1 banana, whole and unpeeled
  1. Place the pork roast and the unpeeled banana in a slow cooker. Do not add any seasonings or liquids.
  2. Cook on high until the pork is fork-tender – this will take several hours, so start early.
  3. Pull out the whole blackened banana and throw it away. That’s it!

One of the things I like best about this recipe is its versatility. My favorite way to serve this is on slider rolls with some Carolina barbeque sauce, a slice of smoky cheddar and coleslaw on the side (recipe below). Other variations shown are 1) on a full-size roll with the coleslaw added to the sandwich; 2) as a mini-burrito with beans and shredded cheese; and 3) fried with brown rice, spinach and green onions. Use your imagination! And drop me a line and tell me how you used this recipe at https://secretsofharridgehouse.com.

For the coleslaw
  • ½ cup red onion
  • 1 cup carrots
  • Romaine lettuce, finely chopped (yes, I know it’s usually made with cabbage – I prefer it this way)
  • Store-bought coleslaw dressing

Now, tonight at 8pm, tune your radio to KNVC 95.1 FM Carson City – or if you’re not in range, you can pull it up on their website: https://knvc.org. If you happen to miss it for some reason, they will re-air it on Sunday at 9pm – but tune in at 8 for a special interview with the producers/writers and a “peek” at Season 2!

Need to catch up on previous episodes? Go to https://anchor.fm/harridgehouse to stream episodes 1 through 12.