In a large frying pan, we heat ¼ inch of oil over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, we whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. We add 4 of the bread pieces to the batter and let soak for about 30 seconds. We flip them over and then add to the hot oil.
We fry each piece for a couple of minutes on each side. We want the outside crispy and the inside cooked through. We drain on a paper-towel lined plate, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve with maple syrup.