French toast is simple and quick to make

28 Jul

Ever look in the refrigerator on a weekend morning and have that sinking feeling? Don’t despair! If you have bread, milk and eggs, and butter or margarine, you’re ready to make luscious French toast.

french toast ingredients and pan

All four ingredients you need for French toast

The best bread to use is slightly stale without a hard crust. If your bread is super fresh, put it in a toaster oven at 325 degrees for a few minutes to dry it out. If yours has a hard crust, just cut it off. For one person, use 2-3 slices of bread.

Mix two eggs and ¼ cup of milk in a low-sided pan.

Soak the bread in the egg/milk mixture for a few minutes until all or most of the mixture is absorbed into the bread.

No need to be precise on amounts or timing. If your bread soaked up all the egg/milk and it looks like isn’t saturated, be brave – add another egg and a bit of milk.  On the other hand, if your bread is delightfully soaked and there is still mixture left, add another piece of bread – you can always cook and freeze it for later. (Frozen French toast can be reheated just like the frozen stuff you buy that costs a bundle and doesn’t taste nearly as good as the yummy version you’re making.)

Meanwhile, melt about 1/2 tablespoon of butter/margarine for each piece of bread in a frying pan that is big enough to hold all your bread, or do it in batches.

Fry the “soaked” bread slices for a few minutes until golden brown on one side, then turn the bread over to brown the other side. If the butter/margarine has all disappeared before the second side is done, add a bit more.

french toast frying in the pan

yummy french toast is almost done

When the bread is piping hot and brown on both sides – you’re done, and ready to enjoy. I like either syrup or cinnamon and sugar on top of French toast – strawberries or blueberries make great toppings too.

french toast with syrup and strawberries

french toast ready to eat - just minutes after you looked in refrigerator

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