This post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. All opinions are my own.
French Toast Strawberry Kabobs
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Let’s talk about this recipe for a minute. It doesn’t take long to put it together at all. You could even cut up the cubes ahead of time and then dip them in the egg mixture before you cook them. I like to let the cubes set a few minutes after I dip them in the eggs. I wash and remove the strawberry caps and by then the cubes have let some of that delicious cinnamon egg mixture soak into the bread. I show 2 measurements for the cinnamon because I start with a half teaspoon of cinnamon and half way thru dipping add another half teaspoon. Whenever I add cinnamon to a mixture like this it always floats on top of the eggs so by halfway thru the little bit of cinnamon that is left has gone to the sides of the dish. This way all of the cubes get a delicious taste of cinnamon. I use tongs to flip the cubes over while cooking so I don’t tear them up. After you cook the cubes place them on a paper towel. I then thread the cubes and strawberries onto the skewers. It goes really quickly.
- 1 loaf french bread or Texas toast
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 - 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 quart Fresh Florida Strawberries - washed and caps removed.
- Cut the french bread into 1 inch slices. Cut off the crusts and cut into cubes. I got 2 square cubes out of each slice.
- Beat the eggs until well mixed. Add the milk and stir it in. Add the cinnamon and sugar. Stir it in.
- Add the cubes to the egg mixture. I turned them over with tongs. When coated place on a plate, Repeat until of the cubes are coated with the egg mixture.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the cubes, brown on all sides. Remove to a paper towel.
- Thread 3 pieces of french toast on an 8 inch skewer, alternating with a strawberry. Serve with syrup,
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