Dish It Out: French Toast

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Man, am I a sucker for breakfast food! I especially love breakfast food that you can make hundreds of variations of such as waffles, pancakes, and French toast.

In another life I would be embarrassed to admit that for years I could never get french toast right. The first time I attempted to make it during my college years I think the recipe I had suggested too much egg. Another recipe I tried down the line suggested too much milk. I could never get the texture or the taste right.

I gave up trying to make it for years! I don't know why I never asked my mom how she made hers because I remember eating it a lot as a kid. When I became a New Yorker, I worked on 7th avenue. I was so fortunate to be able to order breakfast to the design studio and my absolute FAVORITE place to get my French toast was Al's Deli, which I'm happy to know is still there!

Finally I got the courage last year to try making French toast again and I wanted a very simple recipe. My search landed me on a recipe by Jan Bittner at I tried this and the first time ever in my life, it turned out perfectly! I was even able to freeze the additional slices with wax paper and sandwich bags. My toddler ate it!

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I've been doing it consistently now, adding fruits, powdered sugar on top and other things. If you are like me and could use a simplistic french toast recipe to build off of, CLICK HERE for the recipe. The items you will need:

  • 6 thick slices of bread

  • 2 eggs

  • 2/3 cup of milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (I always end up adding more) [optional]

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg [optional]

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (to your liking) [optional]

One thing I will note to getting the texture right, I only dunk mine for 2-3 seconds on each side and I make sure the oil is super hot before I add the bread for cooking.

Do you have another awesome recipe or technique for making delicious french toast? If you try this recipe, let me know how it worked for you and if you did anything differently!


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