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Hong Kong Style French Toast

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Hong Kong French toast is a deep fried, milky, egg-battered sandwich, stuffed generously with peanut butter/jam, and topped with sweetened condensed milk. It’s everything you could possibly want for sweet indulgent brunch.


  • 46 slices thick cut bread (challah, milk bread, brioche are all great)
  • Peanut butter/Nutella/Strawberry Jam, to taste
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Condensed milk, for drizzling


  1. Spread a generous amount of peanut butter (or whichever spread you’re using) on a slice of bread – make sure to add a little extra peanut butter to the very centre of the slice. Sandwich it using a second slice. Repeat for all sandwiches.
  2. Whisk together eggs in a bowl. Dip your peanut butter sandwich into the whisked egg, allowing it a few seconds to soak in the eggs. Flip and repeat for the other side.
  3. Heat oil over medium-high in a deep-sided pan. Carefully add the stuffed French toast to the pan, and cook until golden and crispy; turn over, and repeat for the other side.
  4. Once cooked, remove and lay on some paper towels (or a wire rack) to drain any excess oil.
  5. Slice the sandwiches however you like, drizzle with a little condensed milk. Enjoy immediately!


  • Egg bowl shouldn’t be too much bigger than your slices as this will ensure that the whisked eggs coat your bread.
  • Use whichever spread you prefer. I’m using peanut butter as an example in the recipe because I don’t want to write a sentence that sounds like “spread your spread on the bread.” Also, peanut butter is yummy.
  • You want to use enough oil that it reaches about halfway up the side of your bread. If you have access to a deep fryer, you can use that too.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Hong Kong
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