I hear about Egghead Cafe’s peanut butter French toast ($9.75) when a friend recommends it to me. She calls it “a total Kelli dish” — sweet, full of peanut butter and over the top. Naturally, I have to check it out.
I’m not the only one who’s egg-cited. The server tells me this special has been so popular since it came out in January that it’ll probably become a permanent menu item.
When my gluttonous breakfast comes, the two people at the next table can’t help but stare … and stare some more. Then they ask in unison, “What is that? Is that on the menu?”
I tell them it’s a special, a deep-fried peanut butter sandwich and they’re missing out if they don’t try it. It immediately gets two more orders.
The deep-fried sandwich sports a delectable crunch. It’s neither heavy nor oily — it only gets soggy from the ice cream once I’ve let it sit for a while. I love how I can taste creamy peanut butter in every bite. I can’t really tell that there’s condensed milk, but minor detail. The peanut butter has the starring role, and the chocolate sauce is the perfect topping. I momentarily forget that I’m eating French toast and not some kind of sundae in disguise.
Creamy, crispy, melty and over-the-top indulgent. Who says that you can’t have dessert for breakfast?
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