Panko French Toast with Maple Syrup

I need some sweet loving treat to help me fully recuperate. I had to make it myself but no biggie- it's also a nice way to get out of the funk; absorb some warm energy from the kitchen. Since I have one more loaf of sourdough bread, I made some French toasts with maple syrup. It is a combination of wonderful textures of the crispy Panko crust on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside marrying happily thus my mouth loving bite after bite after bite. You must be jealous and drooling as you read so here’s how to make them Panko French Toasts.

Panko French Toast

2 eggs
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 thick slices of sourdough or any good quality white bread
2 tbsp unsalted butter
maple syrup or confectioners' sugar (optional)

1. Beat together eggs, half and half and maple syrup in a shallow bowl
Spread half a cup each of Panko on two plates.
2. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, allow to soak 30 seconds on each side, then transfer to the plate with Panko. Using two forks to hold the bread, make sure all sides are coated with crumbs. Repeat the process on the other slice.
3. On medium high heat, melt the butter in a nonstick skillet or griddle large enough to hold both slices of bread. Immediately put the coated bread on the griddle and allow to cook for 3 minutes or until golden.
4. Pour the remaining half and half mix on top of the bread. Using a spatula, flip the bread, and cook until golden brown as well. Serve at once with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar if you prefer.


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