French Toast




About: I stayed at Canida's house and the next thing I knew I was photographing food

I make french toast. I explain how.
A long long time ago a man, Wilford T. Edgington, looked down at his breakfast plate and said, "This toast and these eggs are rather tasty. If only they could be combined." As this was before women who were not the Queen of England had any rights, he made his wife figure it out.

After that he made millions on the patent and then divorced his wife in favor of a woman he met at a cabaret. He soon contracted Syphilis and died.

Which is to say that the 19th Century sucked. But French Toast, despite this sordid history does not suck - it is delicious.

Special Thanks to TimAnderson, Canida and Ewilhelm for making this instructable possible

Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients courtesy of TimAnderson

1) Eggs (about 1 per every three slices)
2) Bread.
I had Challah bread from Semifredi's. I'm of the opinion that Challah bread makes the tastiest
french toast.
3) Butter (Vegetable Oil is also a possibility)
4) A small bowl
5) A frying pan
6) A spatula

Step 2: Cut the Bread

Cut the Bread with a sharp knife into slices between a quarter and half an inch thick. If you make them too small there is a danger that they will fall apart. If you make them too large it may not cook as evenly and so won't taste as good.

Step 3: Beat the Eggs

Crack the eggs in to a bowl.
Then beat them. This involves moving your fork through them in quick circular motion until the yolks are mixed with the whites. It is all right if there is some non-uniformity in the beaten eggs.

Step 4: Start Cooking

Put the frying pan on high. Lay down some oil or butter to grease the pan. As you are cooking make sure that there is always butter (or oil) in the pan. Fat adds to the flavor and prevents the french toast from sticking to the pan.

Dip both sides of the bread in the eggs. Put the bread on the pan. Move the pan around so that there is grease underneath the bread.

After a minute or so, flip the toast. Continue this process until the bread is toasted. The toast will have a marbled appearance and be rough and hard to the touch.

Once both sides of the french toast look cooked, remove the french toast from the pan and put in a new slice.

Step 5: Eat!

'Nuf said



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    41 Discussions


    11 years ago

    didn't we rename this to "Patriot Toast" a couple of years ago?

    2 replies

    6 years ago on Introduction

    My favorite bread for making french toast is Italian bread from Natale's bakery in Summit New Jersey. It is best if the bread is a little stale. Oh, and as others have pointed out you're supposed to put a little milk in with your eggs before you whip them up.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    What does it mean " of course its kosher" is that a brand of bread ? Like wonder bread ?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Good 'ible. However, French Toast has milk/cream mixed in with the eggs, before the bread is dipped to be fried!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    hmm, i've tried making them for a first time like 10 minutes ago and they're quite good, but they aren't crunchy (or crispy, i miss the proper word) - they feel like omelette. what should i do to make them better? oh, and before taking them from the pan, i put cheese on one side and covered the pan - it gives them a nice, salty taste

    2 replies

    8 years ago on Introduction

    go challah! (of course it's kosher) It is deliciously sweet and french toast is even better with raisin challah.
    It's so hard to pronounce

    heavy cream whips too easily and will probably prevent the emulsification process necessary to work into the bread fibers, Then, it burns easily and can blacken the french toast very quickly. Just my opinion, tho. if it works for you. I use 2 parts milk, 1 part half and half, and a tsp or so of sour cream.

    I've used heavy cream and it's fab. You have to bring the temp of the heating implement down a bit so that it has a little more time to cook, but you end up with something reminiscent of bread pudding. Except that it sticks together.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Not sure 'bout the history,but over here in the UK this is a favourite called "Eggy Bread," whereas what we call "French toast" is (any) bread that has been buttered prior to putting it under the grill.

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    "Which is to say that the 19th Century sucked. But French Toast, despite this sordid history does not suck - it is delicious." :D


    My mom always made this when I was growing up and I never liked it! For a sweet french toast, try Alton Brown's recipe on It's FAB.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i heard that egg toast, peaches and cream cheese makes good french toast too


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I learned a more proper way to make french toast and actually had a laugh at the intro.....haha.