Bananas Foster is a dessert that long ago, I would only be able to order in a fancy restaurant. French toast on the other hand, is my favorite meal to have for breakfast. Combined together, my Bananas Foster French Toast is sinfully delicious and comes together in no time at all.
The French toast can be cooked on a griddle, a skillet or directly on the grill grate. If you do cook the French toast directly on the grate, make sure you spray or oil the grate liberally with a paper towel beforehand. When I take the bread out of the egg mixture, I make sure to let the excess fall off prior to going on the grill.
The bananas foster topping will need to be cooked in a skillet on the grill because you are creating a sauce with the bananas. Cooking the bananas foster is a very quick process and will only take a few minutes.
Since you are cooking outside, you don’t have to worry about the flames as long as you are being cautious. If you haven’t had a chance to flambé before, there is no need to worry. I promise you, it’s not difficult and it is so much fun! It’s also a great way to impress your friends and family.
Although I don’t top my breakfast with ice cream or whipped cream, it would be a delightful addition. You can also try this on pancakes, which are just as quick and easy to make as French toast.
The dessert version of bananas foster is made from caramelizing bananas in brown sugar with butter and cinnamon. I like to add banana liqueur (creme de banana), which I enjoy, especially if your bananas aren’t quite to the desired ripeness. Rum is then added to the skillet and ignited. Classically, the dish then flambéed, and the warm bananas are served immediately over ice cream.
The original bananas foster recipe was created in the 1950s in New Orleans. As a major port for bananas, a chef by the name of Paul Blange created the recipe and named it after Richard Foster. Foster was a friend of the restaurant owner and often dined at the restaurant. One taste and you can understand why it became so popular.
This dish is one of the many reasons I love to make breakfast on the grill. I have plenty of space to cook, and if I want to flambé some bananas, I don’t have to worry about flames in my kitchen. That said, if you do decide to cook this indoors, never flambé under a kitchen hood and remove the pan from the stove prior to igniting. It’s okay to make it inside as long as you use proper precautions.
I love grilling breakfast because I can juggle multiple side dishes at once with no issues. Want to make some home fries? Cook them in a skillet or on a griddle. Bacon I love to cook on a griddle or a grill with a flat top surface. I can lay down a pound of bacon and have it cooked in no time.
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