Spice up your french toast recipe by adding a toasted cinnamon sugar ramen crust!
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for cooking
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 package ramen noodles, any flavor
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk, any variety
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 6 slices day-old crusty bread
- In a small nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle the sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon into the pan and stir to melt the sugar. Crumble the ramen noodles into the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes (discard the ramen seasoning). Transfer the ramen into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Spread the ramen mixture in a shallow dish, such as a pie pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half or milk, vanilla, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the cooking surface lightly with butter. Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture, hold it over the bowl to let the excess drip off, then roll the bread in the ramen mixture to coat it completely, pressing the ramen noodles into the bread to make them stick. Repeat with the remaining bread slices. Working in batches if necessary, put the crusted French toast on the hot griddle or skillet and cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
Bread that is slightly stale makes the best French, toast, because it is dried out enough to absorb the egg custard. If your bread is still moist, you could put it in a warm (200dg) oven until the center of the bread starts to dry out a little, 5-10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins