Hong Kong style French toast

A real Chinese/French fusion dish, HK style French toast. In Hong Kong, it is often served in a Cha Can Ting 茶餐厅 as an afternoon snack. It is mostly greasy, super sweet and sticky. My version of the Hong Kong style French toast is light and not so sweet.

Hong Hong style French toast in a plate

Ingredients for 4 portions

  • 12 slices of milk bread
  • 3 eggs
  • some peanut butter
  • condensed milk
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Syrup (agave, maple, sugar etc.)
  • Optional some butter

For one HK style French toast, you need 3 slices of bread. First, spread some peanut butter on the bread. The middle slice of the toast spread the peanut butter on both sides. Stack the slices of bread and cut of the crusts. Now you have a clean-cut peanut butter sandwich. Beat the eggs. Take a little pan, add the vegetable oil about 3 cm and heat it. Coat the sandwich with the beaten egg. This needs to be done quickly, do not soak the bread too long. The oil is ready when you put a wooden chopstick in the pan and it starts to bubble. Fry the toast in the oil, first fry the edges and then the sides. Fry till golden brown, the toast will puff up a little bit when it is cooked.

You will notice that the toast is not greasy at all. Pour over some condensed milk and syrup. For a richer taste add a nob of butter. 

Triangle sandwich

A tip, there will be some beaten egg and bread crusts left. You can use it to make French toast sticks, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar and you have created another snack. No food is wasted.

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