How to make French Toast Sticks
French toast sticks are better with stale bread (sounds strange right?), but if you don’t have a stale block loaf, you can still make use of fresh bread. It still tastes just as delicious, it will just sag a bit when you pick it up because fresh bread soaks up too much egg mixture – even if you dunk it really quickly – and you’ll end up with french toast that is soggy on the inside.
- 4 thick slices white bread (loaf)
- 1½ tbsp butter
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- Maple syrup to serve (optional)
- Cut each slice into 4 sticks. (Remove the crust if you want – this is optional. Makes it look neater.)
- Combine the eggs, milk and a pinch of salt in a bowl large enough to roll the bread sticks in.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a plate.
- Heat half the butter in a large pan over medium high heat.
- Roll the sticks in the egg mixture quickly (do not soak them), shake off excess and place in pan. In my pan I can fit 8 sticks so I cook them in 2 batches.
- Turn to cook each side until golden.
- Immediately transfer to the plate with the cinnamon sugar and roll to coat. It’s important to do this quickly while they are hot straight out of the pan so it sticks.
- Melt remaining batter and cook the remaining french toast sticks.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup to dunk the sticks in.