French Bread French Toast

If bread is fresh, it can be dried slightly in an oven set at 300°F; watch carefully.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1⁄4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 8 slices day-old French bread, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided


  • Beat the eggs lightly, then combine with the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into a flat-bottomed dish somewhat larger than the slices of bread. Dip the bread into the mixture on both sides, one slice at a time, stirring the mixture after each. Do not soak. Place bread on a plate and allow to stand for a few minutes.
  • In a medium skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Cook bread for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add more oil for the second batch.