Q&A: Kona Cafe’s Tonga Toast
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This question comes from Shawn King, a Disney Travel Agent.
Just wondering if you have done anything about Tonga Toast on your blog? I didn’t find anything and was wondering how they cook it. The piece I had was completely sealed on the outside edges but was filled with bananas. Do they have a mold, ya think, for each piece and then bake them?
Shawn, I have been to Kona Cafe at the Polynesian but never for breakfast. My guess is that when they fry it you can see the slit from where they cut the bread to stuff it. Here is the recipe for you:
Ingredients: 2 or 4 slices sourdough bread, cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick; 1 banana; 1/3 cup sugar; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1 egg; 1/4 cup milk; 1/2 tsp vanilla; oil for frying; and whipped butter and/or maple syrup
Instructions: 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. Mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Mix together well egg, milk and vanilla. Heat about 4 inches of oil in a pan to 350º F. Dip stuffed bread into mixture and let it soak a few seconds to let it penetrate the bread. Fry bread on both sides in hot oil until lightly browned for about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or wire rack. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.
Shawn, I hope helps you. I need to make a reservation for something other than lunch or dinner at Kona Cafe. Enjoy!
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