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Lorilyn's Deep Fried Stuffed French Toast

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“A light & fluffy coating on thick slices of Texas Toast, filled with a lightly sweetened cream cheese with a hint of almond flavoring. This is a recipe I created this morning. DH & I were watching the Food Network last night & saw mention of a restaurant that serves deep fried french toast but no recipe or hints on how it was made. It sounded interesting enough to play around with so I browsed my kitchen & made a few notes on what to try this morning. I had Texas Toast & some cream cheese on hand & it occurred to me that I could make a filling to stuff the extra thick slices of bread with. This is the final result. We loved it & I hope you enjoy it too! *Note - I used a deep fryer for this but you could easily do it in a deep sided pan on the stove or a deep sided griddle. We tried these with my blueberry/raspberry syrup from Verry Berry French Toast, with lazyme's Blackberry-Raspberry Sauce, store-bought orange marmalade and maple syrup.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In stand up mixer or in small bowl, combine cream cheese, almond extract and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  2. Fit a cake decorating bag with a large tip (star or round) and fill with cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
  3. Using a serrated bread knife, slice each piece of Texas Toast into half on the diagonal.
  4. Along the newly cut diagonal edge, use the tip of the knife to gently make a one inch slice into the center of the bread, making sure the slice runs parallel to the top and bottom of the bread.
  5. Insert the decorator tip into the opening & squeeze out about a teaspoon or so of filling. With a thumb & finger, gently pinch the opening to close it back up & cover the filling. (This could also be done with a ziplock baggie with a corner cut off, although not quite as easily.).
  6. In mixer or another medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.
  7. Beat in milk and eggs until batter is smooth. Pour into deep wide bowl or into a pie plate, for dipping.
  8. Pre-heat deep fryer or griddle (about 350°) and when ready dip filled slices of bread into batter, turn once and place into fryer basket. (Mine will hold two slices at a time.)
  9. Fry 2 minutes or until lightly browned & crispy looking then turn each slice over with a pair of tongs and fry the other side for 2 minutes or until done.
  10. Remove with tongs to paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  11. Repeat with the rest of the slices.
  12. Serve immediately (careful - filling is hot) with your choice of syrups, jams or jellies.

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