Classic French Toast

Classic French Toast | ChopChop

Description

Why does "eggs and toast" sound like dinner, but--even though it has the same ingredients--"French toast" doesn't? We're hoping to change that! Try using different kinds of bread but be sure the bread is at least one day old; if it's too fresh, it won't absorb the egg mixture.

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Large mixing bowl
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Fork, for mixing
Large skillet
Spatula

Ingredients

2  
large eggs
3⁄4 cups
milk
1⁄4 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1⁄8 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil or unsalted butter
6  
slices day-old whole-wheat oatmeal, or cinnamon-raisin bread
   
Maple syrup (1 teaspoon per slice) for serving

Instructions

1. Crack the eggs into the bowl.
2. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and beat with the fork until combined.
3. Put the skillet on the stove, add the oil or butter, and turn the heat to medium.
4. Dip the bread, on slice at a time, in the egg mixture, coating both sides of each slice. If there is too much egg mixture on the bread, let it drip back into the bowl.
5. When the skillet is hot, carefully add 2 slices of the egg-coated bread, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining bread. Serve right away drizzled with maple syrup.
 

Notes

Or else:
For a savory version, skip the vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup, and serve the French toast with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. You can also try adding herbs and/or grated parmesan to the egg mixture!