Hong Kong French Toast will definitely surprise you! It’s thick-cut brioche bread schmeared with peanut butter to make sandwiches and then fried on all sides. OMG – it is HEAVENLY! I wasn’t sure about it until the first bite – then I couldn’t stop eating it!
What You Will Love About this Hong Kong Style French Toast Recipe
Who knew stuffing french toast with peanut butter would be so decadent!?! The peanut butter melts and gets all ooey gooey! Plus when you cut the crusts off the bread – you end up with a bunch of delicious French toast sticks! You’ll never want regular French toast again!
Hong Kong French Toast Ingredients
Let’s be frank – this is so delicious you’re going to want more than one “sandwich”. So I’m figuring everybody will have 1.5 sandwiches – hahah! Here’s what you’ll need for two people – double if you have four in your family.
- 6 slices thick cut brioche bread
- 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup 2% or whole milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- Toppings: Butter, Syrup, Powdered Sugar
Just a note: traditional Hong Kong French Toast is just dipped in beaten egg & milk. I added the cinnamon & vanilla because it tastes so much better! You could also add a little honey for a sweetener but I think it’s good on its own.
How to Make Hong Kong Style French Toast
This is pretty much French toast but with a couple of minor tweaks – so be sure to read through the notes:
- Slice crusts off bread slices of white bread.
- Spread thick layer of peanut butter on three of six slices of bread and make three sandwiches.
- In a shallow bowl, beat eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
- Dip sandwiches on all sides into custard egg mixture – be sure to coat sides and ends of sandwich as well.
- Heat a non-stick large skillet on medium heat and add butter (or vegetable oil). When butter melts, add French toast. Be sure to fry on all sides and ends. Using tongs – be sure to fry edges of sandwich as well until golden brown.
- Serve this dish with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup
BONUS: If you’re not one to waste – save all those crusts and drop them into the egg mixture and make french toast sticks out of them! After frying your sandwiches – fry up those crusts!
Tips, Tricks & FAQs
I really recommend that you do cut the crusts off because it makes the sandwiches much easier to fry on all sides. Use those crusts for French toast sticks!
Nope – just use regular milk and brioche bread – or at least a thick cut bread.
Sure you can! I would say to sort of set the French toast on a paper towel and drain any oil/butter off as much as possible. Then store in an airtight container. I would reheat in the air fryer for 3 minutes or re-pan fry with non-stick cooking spray.
Variations for this Hong Kong French Toast recipe
- Stuffing Pt 1 – Not a peanut butter fan, stuff that sandwich with Nutella
- Stuffing Pt 2 – Not a Nutella fan, stuff that sandwich with jam and maybe even some thin slices of fruit! I think peach or strawberry jam would be delicious!
- Topping – Skip the syrup and go for powdered sugar, honey or condensed milk (that’s in the original Hong Kong version)
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Hong Kong French Toast
- Slice crusts off bread slices.6 slices thick cut brioche bread
- Spread thick layer of peanut butter on three of six slices of bread and make three sandwiches.4 tbsp peanut butter
- In a shallow bowl, beat eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt.3 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla
- Dip sandwiches on all sides into egg mixture – be sure to coat sides and ends as well.
- Heat a skillet on medium high and add butter. When butter melts, add French toast. Be sure to fry on sides and ends. Using tongs – be sure to fry edges of sandwich as well.2 tbsp butter
- Serve with butter and maple syrup or powdered sugar