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Banana Croquettes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Banana croquettes are considered a salad in most Kentucky homes.  Growing up in Kentucky most people know about banana croquettes.  Pot lucks, church socials, family reunions and holidays usually called for this banana dish served in some form or fashion.  There are so many ways to make banana croquettes but they are all good.  If you have not heard of or tried this treat you are missing out.

Banana Croquettes Simple Ingredients:



White Vinegar


Milk or Cream (I use evaporated milk)



There are many different variations of this salad. Some people use regular mayonnaise or miracle whip and then roll the banana pieces in peanuts.  I like the cooked dressing.  You can also add peanut butter to the dressing and then roll in nuts or coconut.  Some people use corn flakes instead of the nuts.  They are good however you “fix” them!  I put my peanuts in a plastic bag and crush with the rolling pin.

Some people cut up the bananas which  may be easier if you are preparing this for a larger event. You can make a large bowl of the banana salad instead of smaller pieces.

Full recipe in printable recipe card below.

Banana Croquettes - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe

5 from 41 votes

Banana Croquettes or Banana Salad

Delicious classic your family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Banana Croquettes, Banana Salad
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 4 or 5 firm bananas not overly ripe peeled and sliced lengthwise, then cut in half. You can cut them in chunks as well to make bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk or cream I use evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups crushed peanuts


  • Whisk together eggs, vinegar, sugar, milk and cornstarch. Cook on top of the stove until it thickens.
  • Let dressing cool.
  • Dip banana pieces in cooked dressing or coat with a brush and sprinkle or roll in the peanuts.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce.

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