Wednesday, 19 January 2011

French Toast

French Toast is a very popular breakfast food in the United States.  Some folks in the UK like this dish which they call Eggy Bread.  Eggy Bread is usually savoury, seasoned with salt and pepper.  French Toast is spiced with cinnamon.  I prefer to use nutmeg.

It is best to use older bread for this dish.  Any bread will do.  Any milk will do as well.  I lived off of this during my university years.  It was Ezekiel bread and soy milk in those days!

You will need:

Two slices of bread per person
1 egg for 3-5 slices, 2 eggs for more
Half a mug of milk, or more as needed
Pinch of nutmeg (or cinnamon or pepper)

To serve:  maple syrup and butter, or cinnamon sugar, or jam

  1. Break the egg(s) into a shallow dish, such as a pie pan.  Beat well.
  2. Add milk, spice and mix well.
  3. Soak each slice of bread in egg mixture.
  4. Fry in a non-stick pan over medium heat.  Or fry in oil/butter if you prefer.
  5. The toast should be browned slightly on each side and cooked through.
  6. Serve warm.
Hints:  This is a great recipe for almost stale bread.  If I have too much bread I make extras and pop in the fridge for the next morning too.  A great time saver!  They also freeze well.  For a variation, serve a fried egg on top instead of syrup.

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