My mother-in-law was visiting a few weeks ago and she mentioned to me that she’d tried a baked chicken recipe from the side of a box of corn flake crumbs. They sell corn flake crumbs?? I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me. It’s no different from graham cracker crumbs and I’ve been buying those for years. Still, I’m not much of a cereal eater and I’d never been all that enticed by corn flake chicken, although I’d heard lots of people really like it. I was intrigued to see what else they suggested to make with these crumbs so I picked up a box.
Of the five recipes featured on the corn flake crumbs box, the one for Crispy French Toast stood out most to me. I’ve had French Toast stuffed, grilled, souffléd, bread pudding’d – why have I never had it dipped in crispy stuff? That actually sounded like a pretty good idea. And after trying it, I can tell you it’s an excellent idea. The best way I can think of to describe the taste is “donut-like”. You get the crispy coating on the outside and on the inside it’s spongy, sweet and cinnamony. It was pretty fantastic.
I’ll say it – I’m now a corn flake crust fan. So much so that I ventured to try the baked chicken recipe my mother-in-law told me about. Stay tuned later this week to see how it turned out!
Crispy French Toast
From the side of the Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs box
Makes 4 servings
2 cups corn flake crumbs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
8 slices stale bread (I used French bread, sliced about 3/4″ thick)
Place corn flake crumbs in a shallow pan. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides of the bread. Coat bread with corn flake crumbs.
On a grill or in large fry pan coated with cooking spray, cook bread on medium heat until both sides are golden brown, turning once. Serve hot with warm maple syrup.