CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Fast French ToastIt’s not always easy to get children to eat their breakfast. But if you tell them it’s French toast, that’s a different story.
By: Herald Staff Report,
It’s not always easy to get children to eat their breakfast. But if you tell them it’s French toast, that’s a different story.
The following recipe, from “The Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast-Food World” by Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans (John Wiley & Sons Inc., $22.95), is made from scratch and can be frozen and reheated in the toaster or toaster oven, which makes it the perfect before-school breakfast for kids.
Fast French Toast
4 large eggs, beaten
¼ cup or more milk
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
A few gratings of nutmeg
12 or so pieces of bread
Beat eggs in a bowl and add milk, cinnamon and nutmeg, and whisk. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat until it has foamed and subsided.
Dip bread slices in egg mixture until they soak up a bit of the goodness on both sides, then fry without crowding the pan until bread is browned and cooked through, a few minutes each side. Cool and freeze. Toast as needed and top with old-fashioned, deeply flavored maple syrup or with a sprinkling of sugar.
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