Sunday, January 8, 2012

Deep Fried French Toast

When we were little girls my mother found the recipe for Deep Fried French Toast in a magazine.  Not only did she find it, she made it for us.  Every year she would ask us what we wanted for breakfast on Christmas morning and we always answered Deep Fried French Toast.  Fast forward to about 7 years ago when I surprised my own family one Christmas morning with Deep Fried French Toast.  Guess what they want every year.  You got it. It is an artery clogging, heart attack inducing, wonderful, fatty, crispy goodness that I am going to share with you.

 Deep Fried French Toast

1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs well beaten
Texas Toast bread

vegetable oil or Crisco shortening for frying

Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil to 350 degrees in a heavy bottomed pan or electric skillet.  Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, milk and eggs together in a bowl. Slice the bread in half.  When the oil is hot, dip the bread in the batter, coating both sides well then place carefully in the oil.  Let it fry on one side for 2-3 minutes, check to see if they are browning.  When they look pretty then turn over and fry the other side.  Place them on a warm plate covered with paper towels.

Serve with any number of syrups:  maple, berry, Mrs. Butterworth and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.  Eat them while they are hot and crunchy.

The ingredients

The batter
The bread

My ugly worn out hands dipping the bread in the batter

Put it in the oil carefully!  Don't splash.
Put in several at a time.

When they look pretty on one side turn them over

Eat with copious amounts of bacon, syrup and powdered sugar.

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