Bread is something I almost never have around. It goes bad too quickly and I grow enough mold around here as it is. It's really nice to have on the weekends, though, because it's such a fundamental part of a leisurely breakfast: eggs with toast or French toast. While thinking how bored I was with the various edible options available to me this morning, I decided to see if it might be possible to make French toast with crackers instead. It is! Kind of.
I did some googling and determined that if this had been tried before, it at least wasn't described in the way in which I was searching for it.
I got out my trusty Modified 1964 Joy of Cooking French Toast Recipe and got to work. I pretty much cut it in half:
- 2 eggs (I didn't cut these in half, because I figured I need more to hold it together)
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 a cup of milk
- 1/4 teaspoon poorly poured vanilla (no more than a tablespoon, I'm sure)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (I put in an extra tsp by accident and just now noticed.)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
- 8 Jacob's Cream Crackers (the ones that Wallace and Gromit eat)
I used a 1/3 cup scoop and the first couple seemed closer to a scramble than something I could flip, but I'm not terribly good at frying things. I think there was too much liquid, so it either needs more crackers or perhaps only one egg. Different crackers might be good, too. I have a feeling this might be good using Triscuits.
It kind of turned out ok. It tasted pretty good and you get random bits of crunchiness here at there. I applied plenty of maple syrup and cinnamon, so the effect was close to the same experience, with less sponginess.
I ended up burning the last one, but the contents of the plate above were just the right serving size for me.