Alton Brown’s French Toast

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I had the best, non-restaurant French toast of my life this weekend.  I forgot how I can upon this recipe on the Food Network, but I am so glad I did.  I threw out my other French toast recipe!  You will love it!  It’s absolutely delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or Challah bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Optional trick to keep toast warm:  Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.
  5. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2003

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