3 Tips On Making The Best French Toast

Uncategorized | September 23, 2008 | By

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How To Make French Toast

I’m a huge fan of breakfast. It might be my favorite, actually! One of my favorite things to make is classic french toast! There are countless of recipes out there, so rather than offer another recipe, I thought I would share some of my tips on making the very best french toast!


french toast preparation

Tip #1 – Use Almost Stale Bread

I always use almost stale bread. I like to buy a loaf of sliced sourdough bread from La Brea Bakery, which is an amazing bread bakery here in L.A., and use it throughout the week for sandwiches and such. By the time the weekend comes along, I always have a few remaining slices that are just slightly stale. Perfect for french toast!

Tip #2 – Soak! Soak! Soak!

Let the bread soak at least 5 minutes on each side. Because you’re using slightly stale bread, it’s ok to let it soak. The reason you use stale bread is because that will allow you to soak the bread longer, which will lead to a silky, custard-like center!

Tip #3 – Use Thick Slices of Bread

The more egg mixture soaks into the bread, the silkier the toast will be. Therefore, thick slices of bread are perfect for french toast because they allow lots of the egg mixture to soak in while also retaining the structure of the bread.

Extra Tip! – Use A Heavy-bottomed Pan or Grill!

Using a heavy bottomed grill or pan will ensure that the pan retains heat while cooking the toast. Having a really hot pan is crucial when trying to form a golden crust on the outside of the french toast!

Do you have any tips on how to make delicious french toast? Leave us a comment and let us know!


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