My dear boyfren decided to take over the kitchen and make me some afternoon snack. He decided to attempt Hong Kong-style french toast! 2 slices of white bread pressed together, with peanut butter spread within, dipped in egg, pan-fried/deep-fried, and then served with honeyed/maple syrup & butter (ours omitted butter cuz we didnt realize we had none left in the fridge). I must say he did a fantastic job with the french toast! I felt so pampered, all i had to do was watch him from the sides and take 'backstage' snapshots of him & his masterpiece!
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on 1 slice of white bread. (Note: Do not be overly generous with the peanut butter. The boyfriend applied a very thick layer and the peanut butter started oozing out from the sides when the toast was being pan-fried!)
Whisk/Beat the eggs, add some brown sugar, and set aside.
Combine the 2 slices of bread and dip it into the egg mixture. Make sure every part of the bread is covered with egg).
Heat oil/butter in pan. Hongkong-style French Toast is usually deepfried, but we wanted a healthier version (and also didnt want to waste so much oil), so we decided to pan-fry it (but with alittle more oil than usual). Place the peanutbuttered and dipped-in-egg bread onto the pan and start to pan-fry till 1 side is golden, then flip the bread and pan-fry the other side.
A very camera-shy boyfren in action (he tried to avoid being photographed by covering his face with his hoodie). He was trying to flip the bread over (p.s. he needed the assistance of 2 frying sticks! haha).
After much bugging (and he probably got tired of trying to shun my camera) he finally tilted his head slightly and gave a smile ^-^
Trying to crisp the edges of the toast...
Drizzle some maple syrup & enjoy with some butter and of cuz a nice warm cuppa coffee! (We omitted the butter cuz we didnt realize we finished our previous tub alr). Thanks darling (❤), the french toast tasted awesome, better than those we get @ HK-style cafes :)