Note that this reads ‘the best’ and not the ‘healthiest’, so this is definitely not for diet days. I know how you take your french toast can be just as personal as how you take your coffee, but in all seriousness I honestly believe that this is the best french toast as it is the closest I have gotten to making doughnuts (excluding fonuts). It is just as crispy and sweet with a similar texture. The cinnamon sugar might also play a minor role in this, but I’ll put it down to my awesome baking skills (not a shred of modesty). The best part of this is that you can disguise it as a breakfast (albeit not a healthy one)!
- 2 eggs
- 3 slices of bread
- 3 tbs oil, for frying
- toweling paper
- cinnamon sugar
- berries, for serving
- Choosing the right ingredients is key to making this. Start with bread that isn’t too fresh. ‘Toaster’ bread generally works best. I’ve found that fresh bread just absorbs too much egg and oil in the frying process. Harder bread will deliver a crispier toast.
- Heat a tbs oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
- Break the eggs in a shallow bowl (I use a soup bowl) and whisk.
- When the oil is hot, quickly dip both sides of a slice bread in the egg until completely covered. Don’t leave it soak as it will absorb to much egg and become soggy. Place in the pan. It’s best to do it one at a time to ensure that it doesn’t get crowded.
- Flip halfway through the frying and continue flipping sides until both are golden brown and crispy.
- Place on toweling paper to absorb extra oil.
- Repeat with the other slices.
- It is essential to serve with either cinamon sugar or syrup. I prefer a little bit of both!
- Slightly sour berries are the perfect accompaniment to this sweet dish.
Makes 3 french toasts (Depending on egg sizes, you might be able to make 4)
Please share your ideas on what makes the best french toast, I’d love to know! Mine is definitely geared towards the sweet tooth.