Disney has shared another popular recipe from Disney World. This recipe comes from the Polynesian Village Resort.
Tonga Toast is a popular breakfast item on the breakfast menu at Kona Cafe and Capt. Cook’s. If you like french toast then this is a good one to try. Tonga Toast is made of thick pieces of sourdough that have a slit cut in them so banana halves can fit inside the bread. The bread is then fried in oil and covered in a cinnamon and sugar mixture.
It’s definitely not a healthy breakfast, but it’s one of those dishes that are good for special occasions. I’ve had it at Kona Cafe and really liked it, so I was excited to see Disney released the recipe. You can find the printable recipe here. If you are having trouble with the link you can copy and paste the recipe from Disney below and print it that way.
Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 quart canola oil, for frying
- 1 loaf sourdough bread (uncut, 12 inches long)
- 2 large bananas, peeled
Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl (large enough to roll toast) with a fork until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
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:
- Using caution, preheat oil to 350°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.)
- Slice the bread into four three-inch-thick slices.
- Cut each banana in half crosswise, then each piece lengthwise.
- 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.
- Dip stuffed bread into batter, covering both sides, allowing excess batter to drip off bread and place carefully into hot oil.
- 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.
- Roll toast in cinnamon-sugar. Repeat for each piece of toast.
Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder, while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.
Check out the recipe in action in this video from Disney:
Have you ever tried Tonga Toast at the Polynesian Village Resort?
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