Source: Rochelle Cir. 2000’s
Country Style French Toast, well french toast at least, has been around since the 5th Century. It was a known meal throughout parts of Europe as the poor-man’s meal. This common breakfast dish has truly evolved to more than “the poor-man’s meal” in most households, especially American households.
Maybe the European’s brought this meal over, along with their hamburger’s. It seems both meals are in the same category back then…the poor category. It’s kind of interesting how meals evolve, and how what was once something only found in low-lying neighborhoods, is now a common staple in every household.
It is pretty simple, and you have to be pretty daft to mess it up. For me, it’s a meal that can use up your extra stale bread. Or use your over abundance of eggs, or milk on the verge of spoiling. Or, it can be a planned meal with the freshest ingredients. The results are the same, it’s just damn good.
The preparation along with the ingredients deliver a breakfast meal which is a warm, crispy, flavorful plate of heaven. Personally, I don’t do this dish often. It’s reserved for special occasions, or a breakfast up at the cabin together as a family. It’s something we all enjoy and look forward to.
Country Style French Toast
- 6 eggs
- 2 dl milk
- 10 slices bread thicker sliced (about 2 per person)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 6 Tbs canola oil for frying
- Start with a nice bread with a level of density to it. Do not use thin white bread.
- Slice your bread, a minimum of 1″ thickness is preferred. You can also slice the night before and let it sit out-this encourages for more of the egg absorption and increases your flavor for frying. It’s not a must, just a recommendation.
- Crack 6 fresh eggs
- Beat 6 eggs, add milk & cinnamon, beat until well combined.
- Have your frying pan ready to go with enough oil (start with 2 tbs) to evenly “fry” or cook the battered bread. (Do not use Teflon coated pans. They emit toxins while cooking with high heat-even if the manufacturer says they are safe, they are not! Find yourself a good copper frying pan, or cast iron or cast alum. They are a great investment which you will have for the rest of your cooking years!)
- Take your bread slices and let soak in egg mixture for 1 minute each side.
- After both sides of the bread are well soaked, put into the hot frying pan.
- Cook evenly on both sides, until golden and crispy. (about 3 minutes each side)
- and the other side.
- Remove from heat and serve directly. If you would like to eat together, you can store the cooked French toast in a warmed oven on a platter.
- Serve all together when you are finished with the cooking. Top with Organic maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powder sugar. Your little slice of heaven!