Surrey's Cafe - Bananas Foster French Toast

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by MarraMamba

YUMMMY! featured on Guy's diner's drive-ins and dives, a decadent and delicious french toast from Surrey's cafe in New Orleans..the right city for a bananas foster recipe! I edited the recipe to take into account 2blue's suggestions

Top Review by diner524

OMG is this ever rich but oh so yummy!!! I made this for one serving, and as 2Bleu did, worked with the amounts for one serving. I looked at the amounts that are posted on the food network and they are definitely wrong. I used 1/2 banana, 2 tbsp of splenda brown sugar, 2 1/2 oz of cream cheese and 1/4 tsp vanilla for the filling. I used 1 egg, 1/4 tsp vanilla, no sugar and 1/4 cup half and half. For the sauce I used 1 1/2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp brown sugar, splash of vanilla, 2 tbsp rum, 1/4 ounce half and half and I added 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and the remainder of my banana. The filling was enough for at least 2 servings and more likely 3, the amount of batter was also enough for 2-3 and the sauce was perfect amount for one serving. I used two large slices of white bread and just spread the cream cheese mixture on each slice and topped it with banana slices, then fried it in butter and after toasting it, I cut it into 3 pieces. I could only eat 1/2 of mine as it is very rich and filling, but so worth it. Made for 123 Tag!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bananas foster mix: Add all ingredients except 1 banana and thoroughly mix with the hand held blender until it is well combined and uniform.
  2. Batter: Whip eggs and sugar with a whisk. Add vanilla and whisk until sugar has completely dissolved. Continue to whisk while adding the half-and-half.
  3. Sauce: In a hot pot over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar with the vanilla. Wait until butter is completely melted. Remove pan from the heat, add the rum and ignite with a long kitchen match. When the flames die down, add the cream immediately and whisk vigorously until sauce is completely smooth.
  4. Assembly: Heat some oil in a large saute pan. Stuff 4 quarters of hinged French bread, with the reserved sliced banana, and top with the cream cheese stuffing. Slice the 4 portions of filled bread into 4 diagonal pieces, dip into the batter and pan-fry on all sides until golden brown. Pour the warm rum sauce on a plate. Place the golden pieces of toast on top and garnish with powered sugar.

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