Feast Like Bobby Flay: Recipes for 4 of His Favorite Foods
In The Best Thing I Ever Ate, the Food Network talks to star chefs and food industry personalities to discover their favorite foods, dishes, and restaurants. As people like Michael Symon, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Mo Rocca describe breakfasts, snacks, spicy entrees and more, it is hard not to want to go right out and devour whatever they’re talking about. Unfortunately if you don’t happen to live where that particular restaurant is, that becomes a little difficult. However, it doesn’t have to stop you from trying to recreate the dish at home. Follow these recipes to recreate four of Bobby Flay’s favorite dishes from The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
1. Peanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast
- 4 slices day-old white or wheat bread
- 2 ripe bananas
- 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Honey, for drizzling
- 4-5 eggs
- ½ cup half-and-half
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon dark rum
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash salt
- Butter or oil, for frying
- Powdered sugar, for topping
- Maple Syrup, for topping
Directions: Remove crust from bread. Lay bread out on counter and spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each slice. Peel banana and slice enough to cover every other piece of bread. (You will be making two complete sandwiches). Drizzle a small amount of honey on each piece of bread that does not have banana on it. (These are the tops). Place honey drizzled piece of bread on top of a piece with bananas on it to make a sandwich. Repeat until you have made 2 sandwiches.
In a shallow medium sized bowl, gently whip, by hand, the eggs, cream, vanilla, rum, cinnamon, and salt. Heat skillet to medium heat until butter melts and begins to sizzle. Dip one sandwich at a time into rum batter and place into skillet. Cook until golden brown (about 3 to 4 minutes before turning) on each side. Remove from skillet and cut in ½ diagonally. Top with powdered sugar, butter and maple syrup.