1892 East’s Crispy French Toast

Step up your breakfast with this Secret Recipe for French toast from 1892 East New American Restaurant & Tavern. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, 1892 East is known for a high quality menu featuring the best local, organic and vegetarian foods.

This crispy French is pretty impressive. The secret to this recipe is a combination of cornflakes and buttery palmiers, which add a great crunch and rich flavor.

At 1892 East they top this French toast with a yummy apple topping and you can get the recipe here.



1892 East’s Crispy French Toast


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup crumbled palmiers (you can substitute 1 extra cup cornflakes)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 4 slices sourdough bread, cut into ¾-inch slices
  • Apple topping

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to form the batter.

  2. In a food processor, grind the cornflakes with the palmiers and powdered sugar to a coarse, sandy texture.

  3. Heat the oil in a wide pot or deep fryer until it reaches 350 degrees.

  4. While the oil is heating, start preparing the French toast: Dip the bread in the batter to soak, then press the soaked bread into the crust mixture on both sides to form a good coating. Place the bread in the fryer, careful not to crowd, and fry until the crust is golden-brown, about 2 minutes.

  5. Drain the French toast on paper towels to remove any excess oil, then arrange on a plate and top with apples and a dusting of powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Source: LA Times

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