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Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

6 servings

I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar crust. —Ana Paula Cioffi, Hayward, California
Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast) Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon until blended. In a large shallow dish, whisk eggs and milk. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, soaking lightly.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 350°. Working with a few slices at a time, remove bread from egg mixture, allowing excess to drain, and fry 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Dip warm rabanadas in cinnamon-sugar to coat all sides. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

2 slices: 391 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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