Minatamis na Saging Recipe


  • 4 saba na saging, sliced diagonally or crosswise
  • 5-6 tbsp of butter
  • 1 ½ cup of water
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • drops of calamansi juice

Optional topping:

  • leche flan slices
  • condensed milk
  • cinnamon powder


Cooking instructions:

In a skillet, fry the sliced saba in butter. Remove from the skillet and set aside. In another pan, mix sugar, vanilla, water, and lemon juice. Then add the fried saba. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until sugar have already caramelized and saba is already tender. Remove from pan when cooked. Chill in the refrigerator for few minutes.

When serving, you may top it with condensed milk (put as much as you want), slices of leche flan or sprinkle it with cinnamon powder.


Cooking tips:

  • Yet, you may cook a simplified version of minatamis na saging in this way: Mix water, saba and sugar in a pan. Boil in low heat and cook until sugar has caramelized. Serve hot or chilled.
  • Instead of frying the saba in butter, you may use oil instead.

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