Along with the other DIY projects featured on our blog, we will be DIY-ing some Disney recipes! Today we made Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Definitely not the most healthy breakfast ever, but it is one of the most popular and talked-about dishes from Walt Disney World, so we just had to try it out. We’ll just eat salad for the rest of the week.
Tonga Toast is basically deep fried stuffed french toast. Tempted yet? Here’s what you’ll need (credit for recipe goes to AllEars):
2 or 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
oil or shortening for frying
whipped butter and/or syrup
I used a soft baguette for the bread, and it was so sweet we didn’t put any butter or syrup on top. Here’s what you do:
1. Cut a 1-inch pocket in one side of each bread slice. Cut banana in half crosswise, then split each piece lengthwise. Remove peel and stuff two pieces of fruit in each pocket of bread; set aside.
2. Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Mix together well the egg, milk and vanilla.
3. Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350º F. Dip stuffed bread into egg/milk mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let penetrate bread. Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or wire rack. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.
Doesn’t it look tasty?
DD (age 2) and I enjoyed our homemade Tonga Toast. She was not a big fan of the deep fried banana though. It was very, very sweet.
In the next few weeks we are going to DIY Le Cellier’s (Epcot – Canada) famous cheddar cheese soup. Perfect for the next polar vortex!