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Cook Like a Boss – How to Make Classic French Toast

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This week, we’re going with a true classic: French toast. It’s a breakfast staple with good reason(s) – it’s easy to make, absolutely delicious, and comes in many versions.

In France, the dish is called pain perdu, which literally translates to “lost” or stale bread. The method dates back to Roman times; back then, people mix stale bread into egg and milk so that they can maximize the food for one more meal.

Variants

Through the years, French toast came in different versions. In Hong Kong, for instance, it’s commonly made by combining bread with peanut butter or fruit jam, then dipped in beaten egg and deep fried. The dish is served with butter and topped with honey.

Some of our own favorites include:

  • Spreading Nutella on the toast after taking it out of the stove, top it with sliced banana, then drizzle it with honey.
  • Making a sandwich out if it using crispy bacon, a fried egg, cheese, and some maple syrup.
  • Turning the breakfast staple into dessert by serving it with some ice cream, fudge, and fruit.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a classic French toast.

French toast ingredients

  • 6 thick slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter

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