Ever had a fridge (or freezer) full of hot dog buns?? I read a post on Three Many Cooks (fun blog if you don’t read it, worth a stop by Fo Sho ~ if you do nothing else, check out the video on their home page. H.Y.S.T.E.R.I.C.A.L! You can totally picture all 3 girls cooking a great big Thanksgiving dinner together, whipping up gin & tonics on the side, love it!)
I read this post on having WAYYY too many hot dogs, and what to do with the leftovers. I don’t have quite the same problem as my kids love hot dogs (and yes, I’m that mom that lets them eat them – but HEY, they’re Hebrew National, and it’s summer – or was!). But somehow, at the end of the summer, I ended up with a boat load of buns (And I’m not talking about my 3 year pregnant behind!!!).
Because I’m a total “no food left behind mom“, Saturday we made HOT DOG French Toast!
Just a tip, most often the more stale the bread, the better it is for French Toast…
I’d love to give you a recipe, but I don’t use one….
Here’s what I throw in a 9×13 baking dish (and my coffee simultaneously – it’s a multi-tasking recipe….)
Eggs – 1/person, & then 2 for the bowl (Meaning if there were 4 people, then 4+2 = 6 eggs total) – beaten
Couple splashes of milk, 1/2 & 1/2, or cream, whatever you got (then add some to your coffee…)
Tablespoon+ of sugar (then add some to your coffee…)
Sprinkle in some ground cinnamon (then add some to your coffee…)
Tablespoon vanilla (up to you and your coffee for this one…)
Then I lay whatever bread I’m using in the dish and make sure it gets a good soaking. Meanwhile heat your pan and add a good pat of butter (you know you want to). Lay the soaked slices of bread (or hot dog halves in this case) in the now warm pan. I probably give them 2-3 minutes a side. I usually look for the egg on the first side to get that caramel, golden brown, then flip them over to finish. I transfer to a warm oven while I make the rest.
Serve with warmed maple syrup, whipped cream and sliced bananas!
The whole process takes about 15 minutes to get on the table.
No measuring cups.
Great for school breakfast, feels like pancakes ~ but less fuss and more protein (GO EGGS!)
(AND it uses up the hot dog buns…shhhh, don’t tell them!)
For the record, pretty sure Pam Anderson’s (of Three Many Cooks not Baywatch) cookbook, Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers, is up next for purchase! Who couldn’t use a few one dish wonders in their repertoire!?!?