Make Your Own Tonga Toast
Tonga Toast is legendary! Like Dole Whips and Le Cellier's Cheddar Cheese Soup. Kona Cafe in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort serves up hundreds of this carb-loaded, delectable dish every single morning. If you can't get a reservation at Kona, Captain Cooks, the resort's quick service restaurant serves a modified version (minus the strawberry compote) as well. And, now, you can make your own Tonga Toast too. Check out this video and see the recipe below.
Sugar-Cinnamon Ingredients: 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Batter Ingredients: 4 large eggs 1 1/3 cup whole milk 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Tonga Toast Ingredients: 1 quart canola oil, for frying 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long) 2 large bananas, peeled
INSTRUCTIONS For cinnamon-sugar: 1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
For batter: 1. Whip eggs in medium bowl (large enough to dip toast) until well beaten. Add milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
For Tonga toast: 1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot or a deep fryer. (If using a large pot, use a candy thermometer to make certain the oil does not get any hotter or it will burn.)
2. Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices.
3. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.
4. Place a bread slice flat on the counter and tear out just enough from the middle (do not tear all the way through) to stuff half a banana into; repeat with each bread slice.
5. Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
6. Cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown. If needed, turn toast over after 2 minutes and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.