French toast is a common breakfast item made by frying a piece of bread soaked in an egg batter. French toast was developed as a way to use day-old stale bread. When lacking stale bread, toasting your bread lightly will help it absorb more of the egg and milk batter.
- 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread
- approximately 1/4 cup (60ml) milk (more for softer, less egg-like French toast; less for firmer, more egg-like toast)
- 2 slices bread, preferably 1 in. slices of French bread
- butter (best), margarine, or cooking oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or similar
- 1/4 - 1 teaspoon nutmeg, cinnamon or other powdered spices suitable for sweet foods
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Makes roughly 2 slices of French toast.
- In a bowl, mix eggs and milk, and optional ingredients.
- Heat up a frying pan, skillet or griddle to medium-low heat.
- Grease the pan with butter, margarine, or cooking spray.
- Soak a slice of bread in the egg-milk mixture and place on pan; repeat until pan is full.
- Brown both sides bread.
- Serve on plates, usually two slices per person, with toppings as desired.
The goal is to get both sides of the French toast nicely browned, while making sure the center is cooked. Using excessive heat could scorch the outside of the toast while leaving the inside undercooked.
Also, if you are not producing many multiples of the recipe, it is easier to evenly soak each slice of bread in the egg and milk mixture if you make it in small batches, with one egg and 1/4 cup of milk and two slices at a time in one bowl. Then, soak the two slices until almost all of the mixture has been absorbed. If the bowl is small, place the two slices on top of each other, and keep switching and flipping them, so that all four sides will absorb the mixture.