Dad’s French Toast

Dad's French Toast

It’s Father’s Day so this one goes out to my amazing dad. I woke up yesterday realizing I had all the ingredients for French toast so made breakfast the way my dad used to make it. Here’s how to make my favorite French Toast.

Ingredients (that you often already have on hand) for making Dad’s French Toast for two (double, triple, quadruple recipe as required): 4 slices bread (a loaf you can cut yourself is best, like a big French loaf or I used a fresh loaf of nine-grain bread), 2 eggs, splash of milk, cinnamon, butter (for greasing pan), sugar, and real maple syrup.

Here’s how you do it: In a bowl (ideally with a large, flat bottom), whisk together eggs, splash of milk, and a pinch of cinnamon. Heat frying pan over medium heat and add butter so the toast doesn’t stick to the bottom. Cover two pieces of bread with the egg mixture by putting one slice in the bowl and turning it over, then use a fork to lift it out and onto the pan. Repeat with second piece of bread. Cook until each side is golden brown. Repeat with other two pieces of bread.

Fresh nine-grain bread

Fresh nine-grain bread

Mixing the eggs, milk, and cinnamon

Making Dad's French Toast

Serve French toast with a cinnamon-sugar mixture of about 1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar (adjust as needed) and drizzle with real maple syrup.

Serve with cinnamon-sugar mixture and real maple syrup

Everything about making this (picking the bread out of the bowl with the fork, making the cinnamon-sugar mixture) reminded me of breakfasts with my dad and made me smile. We’re heading back East to visit family at Christmas so I’ll have to add this to my list of requested meals we eat while we’re there. =)

Mmm... 🙂


1 Response to “Dad’s French Toast”

  1. 1 Toshi Kasai 11/29/2011 at 2:43 pm

    Cool yellow whisk! love to get one of those.

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