Thick bread buttered and fried on a griddle. What’s not to love? According to ChefTalk, french toast was created by medieval European cooks. They needed to use every bit of food that was available to them for their families and that meant using stale bread for a meal. The website offered interesting facts about the origin of the french toast.
They are different ways to make french toast: baked in a casserole, sandwich or simply cooked on a griddle. This is the way we enjoy it. I do not measure my ingredients since I throw all this together in a bowl. I will only guess at the ingredient amounts. This can be adjusted to make for 1 to 2 servings. You cannot go wrong with the ingredients. The bread does not have to be stale. I have used fresh bread before but I do prefer the stale bread.
- 6-8 slices of french bread or any hearty thick bread – sliced about 1-2 in thick
- 1 egg
- about 1 cup of milk, add more if needed depending on how many slices you want
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Butter – however much you want to use
- Whisk the egg until mixed and slowly mix in milk.
- Whisk in the vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Melt a couple pats of butter (Not margarine) on a griddle.
- Whisk the milk mixture to incorporate the spices – they usually like to float on the top. I do this for each slice of bread.
- Dip the slice of bread on both sides into the milk mixture and cook on griddle until golden brown on each side.
- Sprinkle powder sugar on top (my daughter favorite), optional.
- Can be topped with syrup, honey, fruit or whip cream.
Don’t forget the bacon on the side – if you can keep others out of it while you are cooking.