Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our take on Tonga Toast

So we went grocery shopping yesterday and decided we wanted to get the fixings to make our favorite breakfast on the Disney trip. It's served up for breakfast at the Poly in either Kona Cafe or their quick service called Capt Crooks. We went to Kona and tried it and it was one of our favorite breakfasts. I had done some research and knew the ingredients that went into this yummy, sinful breakfast.

So I started out making the strawberry compote they serve with the Tonga Toast. It's pretty simple ingredients. It's 10 strawberries, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar. You cut up 6 of the strawberries and put it in a pot with the vanilla and sugar. Cook on med-high heat until it boils. It only takes a few mins. Then you cut up the 4 remaining strawberries, put it into a food processor and add in the cooked mixture. Blend until smooth and voila, a very yummy strawberry compote.

Then we started whipping up the batter for the tonga toast.

You will need 4 large eggs, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup milk.

We bought a loaf of sourdough bread at HEB as it's the most recommended for the recipe. You cut it into 3 inch slices and with a pairing knife cut a pocket on one side. Then you take a banana and cut it in half and then again cut in half but this time lengthwise so you end up with two half pieces. You stuff the banana's into the pocket you just cut in the bread.

Then you dip it into the egg mixture coating all four sides. We put it into the deep fryer that we had canola oil in set at 350 degrees. They say you can do it in a few inches of oil in a pan if you don't have a deep fryer however make sure you have a candy thermometer because if the oil gets too high above 350 it will burn.

You cook it on each side for about two mins, flip, cook another two mins and then take out and put it into a sugar and cinnamon mixture. We did 3/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoon's cinnamon. Coat all four sides of the bread and enjoy. We top ours with the strawberry compote because it helps offset the sweetness. Plus who doesn't like strawberry and banana's. yummmy... I might try another person's recipe for it next time because our mixture was a little wetter than I think it should be and this other recipe doesn't call for any milk.

Here are the rest of the pictures from our breakfast.

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