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Crispy French Toast Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Crispy French Toast

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"I first ate this French toast in a coffee shop in Galveston, Texas. After I'd tried it I couldn't wait to come up with my own version. It's great for a late brunch; especially when topped with syrup, fresh strawberries and whipped cream"

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Original recipe makes 12 slices Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; beat well. Place cornflakes in a separate bowl. Dip bread slices in egg mixture and press into cornflakes.
  3. Carefully slide coated bread slices into hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2003

Definitely the best french toast I have ever eaten. I made fresh cinnamon/brown sugar bread and sliced it thick. It turned out great. Don't be tempted to not use the corn flakes! They add a lot to the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2004

O.k., this was WAAAAY too messy, way too greasy and waaaay to sweet. I would suggest using unsweetened cornflakes, as the recipe already has sugar in it. When you add the syrup...sugar overload! I can't imagine, as sweet as this recipe is, adding whipping cream on top of the syrup!

May 19, 2003

Awesome recipe !

Mar 17, 2004

I used Challah bread and Raisin Bran Crunch (minus the raisins) and it came out great. The children loved it and they didn't even want syrup until I offered it to them (silly me) The outside was crisp and the inside moist. Loved it!

Aug 27, 2003

I have used several recipes from this website, but this one is the best!!!! Easy and really good to look at. My whole family went nuts over it and I have made copies for family and friends. Great to serve company, too! Defenitely a 5 star!!

Jul 17, 2005

I have been making this same recipe for years and love it. I don't measure, just add a little of this and that. Thanks for submitting it, Donald.

Jan 25, 2005

I made this recipe for my daughter and myself, and we did not like it at all.

Oct 27, 2010

This is the best french toast I have ever had! I did make an adjustment though. All I had was frosted flakes, so I just didn't add any sugar to the egg mixture. It wasn't too overly sweet, just right. Also, (using normal white bread) I cut the slices in half on a diagonal before putting it in the egg mixture. That way it was easier to take in and out of the hot oil. It makes it look a lot nicer too. Oh..and I ate two piece's but it only works out to be one piece of bread, so it wont be as harsh on the waist line! I hated french toast til I found this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 428 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 32.8 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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