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Monday, February 3, 2020

French Toast always was Brainy Frugal...

The earliest known recipes for French toast date back to the 4th or 5th century. The common French name is pain perdu which means ‘lost bread’ because stale or day-old bread was often used… lost bread or the new life gone out. Many cultures cook frugally including the French.

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 slices day-old bread
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Beat the eggs lightly, then combine with the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into a flat-bottomed dish somewhat larger than the slices of bread. Dip the bread into the mixture on both sides, one slice at a time, stirring the mixture after each. Do not soak. Place bread on a plate and allow to stand for a few minutes.

In a medium skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Cook bread for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add more oil for the second batch.

French toast can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner... it all depends on how you want to top it! If you make it for dinner, consider a bowl of soup or salad to make it a meal.

~ Tutti a Tavola!

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