Torrijas (Spanish-Style Crispy French Toast)

The recipe is super simple and includes thick slices of semi-stale bread (or toasted fresh bread) soaked in a baking-spice infused milk mixture, dipped in eggs, and pan fried.

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Torrijas can be enjoyed warm, fresh out of the pan, or at room temperature and are often served as a “postre” (dessert) but could also be found served for breakfast or brunch.

Prep Time: 15 Mins

– whole milk– granulated sugar– ground cinnamon– orange peel– cardamom pods– star anise– mild intensity extra virgin olive oil– eggs– French bread

Cook Time: 40 Mins


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Place milk, sugar, cinnamon, orange peels, cardamom, and star anise in a medium saucepan and bring to a low simmer over medium heat, whisking frequently.


Place olive oil in a large high-sided skillet and heat over medium-high.


Place the cooled milk mixture in a shallow bowl. Crack eggs into another shallow bowl and whisk until blended.


While the oil is heating, soak toasted (or stale) bread slices in the milk mixture until slightly soggy and transfer the slices to a wire rack.

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