To this day my close friends know that when I say “I made her French Toast” it’s a polite way of saying that I fucked her and it was good. I don’t make this stuff for everyone, you have to earn it thus why this recipe feeds two.The origins are simple. It was a way to use stale leftover bread and make the most out of a few ingredients. Humble beginnings for such an tasty treat.
Mise En Place
- Mixing bowl
- Saute pan or griddle
- 3 eggs
- 1 pint of half and half
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- Dash of both cinnamon and nutmeg
- 6 slices a of bread, thick cut
- 1oz of butter
Method of Preparation
- Whisk the eggs till well blended
- Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg
- Add the half and half
- Heat your pan to med and melt the butter
- Dip your bread in the egg mix
- Cook for about two minutes on each side til light golden brown
- There are a few tricks to this that are key.
- First, make sure the egg mix is well blended with the half and half so it will be light fluffy
- Second, you want to coat, not saturate the bread in the mix, if you do the outside will be cooked but the inside will be soggy
- Third, watch the heat, you’re working with eggs and dairy so if the pan is hot enough to burn the butter it’s too hot. Relax, you’ll find the sweet spot
- Lastly, play with flavors. Add some cocoa powder for chocolate French toast or a shot of orange liquor.
- Oh, and read the labels. Real maple syrup isn’t cheap but worth it. Why bother going to all this trouble only to coat it with dyed corn syrup?