Chef John's French Toast

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So you think you know how to make French toast? Maybe you beat a couple eggs, a splash of milk, a quick dip, fry it up in some butter, and drizzle with a little syrup? Sounds pretty good, and for 95% of the world that is what they consider French toast. But if you want truly amazing French toast, give this classic restaurant method a try.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 6 (1 inch thick) slices French bread

  • 1 tablespoon butter, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice, and salt together in a large bowl. Place bread slices in egg mixture and soak, turning to coat, until bread is completely saturated.

  3. Melt butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook bread in hot butter until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer toasted bread to a baking sheet.

  4. Bake toast in the oven until outside is crisp and slightly puffed, 12 to 15 minutes.

    close up view of French Toast on a plate
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
5g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 123mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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