Hawaiian French Toast
- RECIPE YEAR: 2014
- RECIPE BY: Jerry Messina
These slices of French toast are light, golden brown and crispy on the outside, and soft and moist on the inside. Mild flavors of warm cinnamon and nutmeg delight the taste buds. The French toast is wonderful on its own, or top with butter and syrup.
- 1 loaf Hawaiian King Bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- Corn oil for frying
- 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional)
Cut the bread into 10 slices, each 3/4 inch thick, and let stand at room temperature. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs until blended. Add the evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda and beat until combined. Beat again before dipping the bread each time as the ingredients will separate. Preheat the oven to 200°F. Set an electric frying pan at 340°F. Pour in corn oil to a depth of about 1/4 inch. To impart an orange flavoring to the French toast, add the orange zest to the oil. Working in batches, dip the bread slices in the egg mixture. Add them to the pan and fry until golden brown, rotating the slices in the pan so they cook evenly. Fry both sides and the end of the bread as well. Transfer to an ovenproof platter and place in the oven until ready to serve.