Milkless French Raisin Bread Toast and Super Salad at Scarantinos

Milkless French Raisin Bread Toast and Super Salad at Scarantinos

Super Salad at Scarantinos in Glendale

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I love it when I discover new ways of making things. My friend John, who was Chef at Birds in Hollywood in the 1990’s, brought me some wonderful raisin bread a few days ago. This was interesting bread in that it was thick, crusty – almost like a sour dough.

Milkless French Raisin Toast

I got the bread out, and I got eggs out, and then I looked in my refrigerator and realized I did not have any milk.

No problem, I thought. So, I got a bowl and put some cinnamon and sugar in it, and I got an iron skillet and melted butter in that.

Then I took each slice of bread and dipped it in the sugar/cinnamon mixture, and put them in the butter. I let them absorb some of the butter, then took them out and redipped them, then let them brown on both sides before putting them on a plate.

Spane loved them! They were crispy sweet, with an almost candied coating on each side.

The only thing you need to do if you are going to make this is not get a bread with a fine crumb. It has to be an artisan bread that will stand up to all that.


Spane was diagnosed with Dandy Walker Syndrome. You can read about Spane and my adventures with DWS at the Spane Beeper blog. We had an appointment with a new doctor, and the new doctor’s office was right next door to Scarantino’s.

I have wanted to go to this restaurant for years, but never had the chance. The staff was wonderful.

Super Salad!

You spaghetti meal comes with soup or salad, which one do you want?
Well, it comes with soup or salad, which one?
Spane, the waiter wants to know if you want (slowly)soup or salad(end slowly) with your meal.

So, when the salad came, Spane looked at it a little funny. It was a just a nice side salad.

Oh, that’s super salad.

It took me a while, but finally I started to laugh when I realized he thought he was getting a SUPER salad, not soup OR salad.

Me – laughing hard
Spane, it’s Soup OR Salad, not SUPER salad!

The waiter and I both laughed, and we had a very nice lunch.

I highly recommend you go to this wonderful, family owned restaurant that has been around since 1967! Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Milkless French Raisin Bread Toast and Super Salad at Scarantinos

  1. Adrienne Boswell says:

    John came over on Saturday, August 13, 2011, and brought me some more of that artisan raisin bread. Spane and I are having Milkless French Toast as I write this. Mmm Mmm Good!

  2. supersalad girl says:

    LOL!! yes thankfully i wasnt the only one (just look at the name i chose XD. when i was little for a very long time i always ordered the salad because i thought there were no other choices : yeah cause i thought the waitress was saying “super salad” not “soup OR salad”

    its so funny cause i never really liked salad i just got it cause i thought i had to lol, if i had known there was a choice like i do now i would’ve chose the soup 🙂

    btw i just found this randomly from a google search for “soup or salad not super salad” just to see if anyone else did the same thing as me 🙂

    • Adrienne Boswell says:

      I wish I had had a camera, I was laughing so hard I was crying. I’ll be sure and tell Spane he wasn’t the only one who wanted “super” salad!

  3. Ian Mickulskis says:

    This looks so yummy!

  4. Joaquina Showen says:

    Nice twist on the common recipe! Mind if I take some inspiration from this? 😉

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