This recipe comes from my brother's kitchen in New Mexico, he is a great cook.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

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  • Melt about 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip slices of bread one at a time into the egg, quickly coating each side but not fully saturating the bread.

  • Fry a few slices at a time in the buttered skillet until golden brown on each side. Add more butter to the skillet and continue with remaining slices. Melt remaining butter in the microwave at 15 second intervals. Place finished toast onto plates, drizzle with melted butter, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

697.6 calories; 16.6 g protein; 61.7 g carbohydrates; 246.4 mg cholesterol; 721.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
Seriously, people, those of you who appoint yourselves as the "food police" STOP rating and commenting on recipes that you haven't tried and don't plan to. NO ONE CARES if you think there's too much fat or sugar or whatever in a recipe, we are free to eat what we want and so are you. Go enjoy your egg whites and mush, I'll have a piece of French toast with BUTTER and spices and real eggs. Wonder who will enjoy their breakfast the most? :) Great recipe, loved the spices and butter, easy to make. I cook this in a cast iron skillet over a camp fire when we meet up with friends to go on trail rides on our horses and it is a huge hit! I serve it with BACON and HONEY HAM and skillet potatoes! If it kills me, at least I enjoyed my meals. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2007
I don't believe I have ever given one star before. I could not even attempt to eat this. The flavors were extremely overpowering. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
Seriously, people, those of you who appoint yourselves as the "food police" STOP rating and commenting on recipes that you haven't tried and don't plan to. NO ONE CARES if you think there's too much fat or sugar or whatever in a recipe, we are free to eat what we want and so are you. Go enjoy your egg whites and mush, I'll have a piece of French toast with BUTTER and spices and real eggs. Wonder who will enjoy their breakfast the most? :) Great recipe, loved the spices and butter, easy to make. I cook this in a cast iron skillet over a camp fire when we meet up with friends to go on trail rides on our horses and it is a huge hit! I serve it with BACON and HONEY HAM and skillet potatoes! If it kills me, at least I enjoyed my meals. Read More
(213)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
Seriously, people, those of you who appoint yourselves as the "food police" STOP rating and commenting on recipes that you haven't tried and don't plan to. NO ONE CARES if you think there's too much fat or sugar or whatever in a recipe, we are free to eat what we want and so are you. Go enjoy your egg whites and mush, I'll have a piece of French toast with BUTTER and spices and real eggs. Wonder who will enjoy their breakfast the most? :) Great recipe, loved the spices and butter, easy to make. I cook this in a cast iron skillet over a camp fire when we meet up with friends to go on trail rides on our horses and it is a huge hit! I serve it with BACON and HONEY HAM and skillet potatoes! If it kills me, at least I enjoyed my meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
I added a good amount of vanilla extract to the egg wash. That was the only change I made. Both of my kids said this was the best french toast they've ever had. They loved the confectioners sugar on top. HIGHLY suggest you make this in your cast iron skillet--it gets this wonderful crust that can't be beat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2008
These were great! I usually use Cinnamon while making French Toast but never thought of using Nutmeg Cloves and Ginger. I would have to say I cut way down on the Cloves as it seemed to over power the flavors! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2007
I don't believe I have ever given one star before. I could not even attempt to eat this. The flavors were extremely overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2008
Well I made this today for my daughter's birthday breakfast. I made a few changes: I used day old Italian Bread 1 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp. ginger. I also have never made French toast without milk so I added some as well. I didn't use more butter than just enough to fry the French toast. I lightly dusted the sugar. We enjoyed this quite a lot. Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2011
This French toast is wonderful. And a great special occasion treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
These are very good although I think they were a little spicy for my 2 year old. I may cut the spices in half next time. I did add a little milk. This made 8 pieces of toast for me not 15! Perfect amount for our family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
Excellent. I added a little honey to the butter I drizzled over them and they were wonderful! I will use only half the cloves next time because I think 1 tsp overpowered the other spices but other than that this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2005
This was delish! Best french toast i've ever had. Thanks Uncle Jesse! Read More
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