French Toast

French toast in it’s simplest form is bread that is soaked in an egg and milk mixture, then fried on both sides until crispy and golden brown.  French toast was originally a frugal way to use up stale bread that would have otherwise been thrown away. While we call it French toast here in North America, it’s call “pain perdu” in France and is known as “eggy bread” in Britain. No matter what it’s called, French toast is a breakfast and brunch staple that is incredibly easy to make.

If you want to try making French toast in a different format, try my French Toast Casserole. It bakes up like a dream and everyone loves it. I have also made Camping Skillet French Toast for my family as well!

 

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French Toast Tips & Tricks

  •  To avoid soggy French toast, try to avoid recipes that are more milk than eggs. The milk will soak into the bread and you won’t be able to cook the interior at all, it will stay soggy.
  • You can make plain French toast, but cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg take the flavor of your French toast over the top!
  • Cook French toast on a medium-high skillet, you do need to cook the egg batter on the outside. Too hot of a griddle and you’ll cook the outside and have a raw inside.
  • To see if your French toast is done, lift a corner of the bread and see if the underside is a golden brown, crispy exterior. When it reaches that point, flip the piece of bread to the other side and cook that side to a deep golden brown as well. Remember, you are cooking raw egg!
  • You can freeze French toast for later by flash freezing it in single pieces, then transferring to a freezer safe bag. Simply reheat by baking in the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, or until it’s heated through.

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All French Toast Recipes

My current French toast recipes on the website, enjoy!