Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Deep Fried French Toast

Yes. You read that correctly. Deep, fried, french toast. This has yum written all over it.
For our anniversary this year I told my husband all I wanted was to not have to cook for one whole day. So he took me out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was so fun.
For breakfast we decided to try out a new place called The Original Breakfast House. This particular item was on the menu and was amazing. I paired it with a glass a fresh squeezed orange juice and found myself in pure heaven after just having breakfast.
Of course, when I got home I instantly started looking up recipes online to see if I could figure out how to make it, and came up with this recipe that turned out pretty darn close. It isn't exactly like theirs but hey, I think think that's okay cuz it is delicious none the less.



1 cup flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 orange, zested
8 slices bread
oil (for frying)

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl and mix to combine.
3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
4. Heat oil in pan on medium high heat. You will know it's ready when you take a drop of water and splash it in the pan and it mildly pops, not explodes. (Depending on how thick of bread you use will determine how much oil you need. You want it to come up halfway through the bread)
5. Dredge bread in batter and fry on both sides until nice and golden brown.
6. Store in oven at 200 until ready to eat. This will keep them hot and crispy.

**Randi's Side Notes**
- I personally used coconut oil and loved it. It doesn't give off much flavor or soak to much into the bread.
- I also used Texas style toast that was an inch thick. It was good but I think next time I will try to find bread that is closer to 1/2-3/4 inch thick.
- I liked mine served up with powdered sigar, butter, and homemade maple syrup.

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