French Toast Crunch

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 Slices

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mission Street Food

By Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz

Published 2011

  • About

The French term for French Toast is pain perdu, which literally means “bread lost (in sugary scrambled eggs).” This variation caramelizes the bread and the sugar, skips the egg entirely, but remains loyal to its Gallic roots, with a liberal amount of butter and the use of brûlée, which is French for “bejazzle.”


You will Need

  • a loaf of sturdy pan de mie (or 4 slices of texas toast)
  • ½ cup tempered butter


  1. Slice bread into ¾" to 1" slabs.

    Alanna Hale, Dennis Kim, Jesse Friedman, Jackson Solway, Simon Huynh, and John Oram; Mission Burger photos by Jason Adra

  2. Spread