This was my idea of a breakfast of champions when I was a kid living in the Azores. Bread slices dunked in egg and milk, fried and coated with sugar and cinnamon.
Heat the oil in a wide pan to roughly 360 ºF.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
In a wide bowl, beat the eggs, add the milk and combine with a whisk.
Dunk 3 or 4 slices of bread in the egg. Make sure each slice soaks in a bit of the eggs mixture. Treat it as a full dunk, not just a quick dip.
Carefully place the soaked slices in the hot oil.
Fry the the slices in the oil for 3 or so minutes or until the bottom starts to turn a light golden colour. Lift with tongs to check.
Turn the slices over and continue to fry until the other side turns a light golden colour.
Place the finished slices on a paper towel-lined serving dish and immediately sprinkle both sides with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. This needs to be done right away, while the slices are still hot, in order to stick.
Repeat the last 5 steps until the bread is all used up.
Serve with a side of fried Portuguese sausage for a truly traditional Azorean meal Enjoy!