Tonga Toast Recipe

Courtesy of my dad…


I was looking for a deep fried french toast recipe that I could freeze and simply bake later for a quick breakfast. Kim had bought a bag of it from the yellow truck that delivers to people and is expensive.. Swensons or something like that. We deep fried french toast at Carrows but I liked this other because it was dipped in a batter or crumb mixture of some sort and baked very nicely in 10 minutes.

Stumbled on this Tonga toast recipe and thought the kids would like it for a special treat breakfast.

This sweetly decadent breakfast is one of the most talked-about menu items in Disney World. Served at Disney's Polynesian Resort for more than 25 years, it is on the menu at the Kona Café.

Tonga Toast Recipe

* 1 cup sugar
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 1 loaf sourdough bread (8 inches long)
* 2 bananas, peeled
* 1 quart canola oil, for frying

1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon with a fork until thoroughly blended; set aside.
2. Slice the bread into four 2-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 it; repeat with each slice of bread.
5. In a large pot or deep fryer, heat the oil to 350 degrees F;
6. Gently place one bread slice into the oil for 1 minute, or until light brown.
7. Turn and fry for another minute on the other side.
8. Remove bread from the pot and toss it in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
9. Repeat for each piece.

Best regards,


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy!

Mom said...

Are you going to make this for us while we are there for Thanksgiving? It sounds really good. See you soon.
Love Mom

Jen Freeman said...

I was thinking that she should make this for us when we come for New Years.......It sounds really good! And I love French Toast!!

Luv ya!