How to Make the Best French Toast
Delicious, fluffy country style French toast is much easier to make than you think. The key is to use real butter melted on a preheated skillet or griddle. Restaurant style french is usually made with thick sliced “Texas toast”. Most super markets carry brand name Texas toast and is perfect for this recipe. Bakeries can also thick slice your favorite fresh baked bread and that’s a wonderful option as well.
When you dunk the bread into the mixture, you don’t have to let it soak up like a sponge. Rather, dunk the bread so that both sides are generously coated with the egg mixture. Also, when it’s cooking on the skillet, you can use the back of your spatula to gently press down on the center of the bread pieces just to make sure it’s all coming into contact with the heated surface. Sometimes the crust makes more contact so doing this ensures a nice even golden brown on the entire surface of the bread.
When serving french toast add some pats of whipped butter and powdered sugar. And of course, if you have 100% pure maple syrup, I assure it makes all the difference in making this a true country style french toast.
- 8 slices Texas toast (thick sliced bread)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1½ teaspoons real vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.
- Using a large bowl, beat eggs with vanilla extract, milk and salt.
- Melt butter on skillet/griddle.
- Place bread into batter to coat one side. Flip over and repeat with other side.You don't want to soak the bread, just have each side coated well with the batter.
- Place on griddle/skillet until nicely browned - usually about 1 minute per side.
- Serving suggestion: Country French toast is perfect with a pat of butter, lightly covered with powdered and served with pure maple syrup.