You could say that I am a Food Network Junkie. I don’t think though that I am at the point of needing to find an FNA Meeting. No yet at least. One of my favorite shows on my favorite network happens to be “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” hosted by Guy Fieri. I love eating at diner, drive-in, dive-type restaurants. They have the best food ev-er! One episode featured a certain Blue Moon Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland. The owner showed the world how to make her Cap’n Crunch French Toast. Can we say “Broke da mout” good! Sorry, the pidgin just comes when it’s needed. I decided to whip up my own version of this dessert disguised at breakfast.
Buy a good loaf of bread. I didn’t have time to buy bread from the local mom & pop store that makes it around these parts (that’s another post I’ll share on another day), so I ran to the local market and bought a good french bread loaf. Texas toast would work especially well for this. When you’ve decided on what type of bread you’re gonna use, just slice it up.
Then crush. You may have a cereal crusher like mine in your pantry. You don’t have to crush the cereal into a fine powder. Just crunch it up so that most of the cereal is broken down into smaller pieces. Having whole pieces is fine too. Just put that on the side while you work on your egg mixture.
I totally forgot to snap a picture of the bread dipped in the egg mixture. Sorry. That’s what you would do first. After dipping the bread in the egg mixture, quickly transfer it over to the Cap’n Crunch. You might have to put some of the cereal on there with your fingers.
I’m not sure about you, but when I put french toast on a griddle with melted butter and hear that initial sizzle, it just makes me smile. That’s what awesomeness sounds like, in case you were wondering. Yes, I know I have carbs carmelizing on top of carbs, but for a brief moment, who cares.
CAP’N CRUNCH FRENCH TOAST
Difficulty: E-Z! Prep Time: 10 mins. Cook Time: 20 mins (to cook everything)
1 loaf of your favorite bread you like to make french toast with
3 cups of Cap’n Crunch cereal
1 cup heavy cream 4 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla
Butter for the griddle
Slice up your bread to whatever desired thickness you are in the mood for. Crunch up your cereal in a shallow dish. Set that aside when you’re done. In a bowl, mix together your cream, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Turn your griddle onto a medium-high heat. When your griddle has reached it’s desired hotness, slap down some butter and listen to the sizzle. Sssssssss. That’s your cue to let the dipping begin. Dip both sides of your bread into the egg mixture. Let the excess drip in the bowl, then transfer it over to the dish with the cereal. Get cereal on both sides of the bread. Get as much as you can on there. Remember, you’ll want a good layer of awesomeness. After getting the cereal on there, transfer it to the buttered-up griddle and listen. Ssssssssss. That’s the sound of awesomeness. After 2 mins, flip the french toast to let the other side cook. The cooked side should look a little dark brown. When both sides are done, the last stop is your plate. Put whatever toppings you so desire and enjoy the trip to heaven.