crispy french toast

my husband can be a little picky when it comes to certain foods. french toast just happens to be one of them.
he has a thing with the sogginess of regular french toast (for me, i find the sogginess quite divine).

so every friday night i get an itch to make something fun for breakfast the next morning; something different from our usual go-to on weekday mornings. and i thought, hey, the hubs will be around for our morning meal so why not try this recipe out on him? and i have to admit i was a little surprised (and overjoyed) when he looked at me across the kitchen table and said, “honey, this is really good!”… just as the little she and i stuffed the last pieces into our mouths.

this recipe is courtesy of one of my mom’s oldest friends, carol sims, from her cookbook carol’s collection by sims & company.

crispy french toast


2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup milk

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

dash of salt

1 cup panko (or crushed corn flakes)

6-8 slices day-old french or italian bread


1. preheat the oven to 450. butter a large baking sheet.

2. combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together. dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and then coat both sides with panko bread crumbs. place slices on prepared baking sheet and put in the oven and bake 5 minutes on each side.


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