doughnut fried french toast
rachelle's adaptation, original recipe by shirley memmott, she calls it mexican french toast
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup granulated sugar for dipping
combine flour, sugar, salt and egg yolks in a mixing bowl, stir to combine. add milk and vanilla, stir. fold in egg whites. batter will be smooth and thick. heat 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet. dip bread in batter and fry until golden on both sides, flipping halfway. dust with powdered sugar or dip in granulated sugar like a sugared doughnut.
**the bread gets pretty heavy with the batter and tends to tear, i use frozen bread and carefully support the slices from the bottom, putting them on a plate to drop into the oil and using tongs to turn and remove from the oil. if your bread is torn, it's just as delish in bite sized pieces!
** edited to add: cut your bread in half diagonally before dipping in batter. it is much easier to handle this way!