What is YOUR French Toast?

@much2say (54847)
Los Angeles, California
February 20, 2022 9:15am CST
I know some of you eat/make French toast . My version of it is soaking bread into egg with cinnamon, cooking it in a pan, then serving it with maple syrup. Mom dipped bread into egg, fried it, and sprinkled sugar on top. A friend's mom made it with premade pancake batter and bread. What is considered to be French toast in your home? I bet you know what we'll be having for breakfast today .
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@PhredWreck (7641)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Feb
Whup up a coupla eggwards 'n toss a bit o' sin-a-man in and whup it 'nuther time 'r two 'n then dip m' breadsky 'n then fry it 'n then douse it with maple surple.
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@FourWalls (43889)
• United States
20 Feb
That’s a good recipe. Perchance.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
Wut - no moonshine in yer respee ?
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@sol_cee (31441)
• Philippines
21 Feb
I like putting milk in the egg mixture. You don’t?
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@Babino (5850)
• Morocco
21 Feb
I add milk even to my scrambled eggs.
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@sol_cee (31441)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@Babino on yeah me too occasionally it’s fluffier that way
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
@sol_cee @Babino It never dawned on me to put in milk! I'll try it. We used to put it in scrambled eggs but forgot about that. I guess it would make the egg stuff soak into the bread better too?
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@TheSojourner (47498)
• United States
20 Feb
I have never been a fan of French toast, but when I used to make it, when my daughter was still at home, I scrambled up an egg with a bit of mix and cinnamon, dip the bread, and then cook it up in butter in a skillet. Covered with butter, fruit, and syrup.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I didn't even know what French toast was until later on in life . What fruits did you put on top ?
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• United States
22 Feb
@much2say either sliced apples or berries or peaches
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@TheSojourner Yummy - and makes it healthier .
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@1creekgirl (31862)
• United States
20 Feb
I cook mine exactly like yours. I really love to use French bread when I have it.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I haven't tried it with French bread . . . I imagine it would have crispier edges/crust?
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@1creekgirl (31862)
• United States
22 Feb
@much2say Oh yes, it's so yummy.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@1creekgirl Ok, that will be another thing to add to my experimental list .
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@Tampa_girl7 (47788)
• United States
23 Feb
I do mine like you, but I add a splash of vanilla.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Feb
I don't know what it never dawned on me to put in vanilla . . . I'm going to do that next time .
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@Tampa_girl7 (47788)
• United States
26 Feb
@much2say I think you’ll like it. I’ve used almond extract too.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Mar
@Tampa_girl7 Ohhh, that's a neat twist - I gotta try that too !
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@snowy22315 (137843)
• United States
23 Feb
Egg, milk a wee bit of salt and nutmeg bread of course.. I might make some tomorrow. I have a ton of bread and a new pan I want to try out.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Feb
A new pan - that's exciting ! I have tons of bread right now too - so that's a plan for my weekends too!
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@snowy22315 (137843)
• United States
26 Feb
@much2say I'd freeze some but no room in either freezer for that.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Mar
@snowy22315 We have no room in the freezer either .. . . I am still stuck with more bread .
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@Babino (5850)
• Morocco
21 Feb
There's no french toast in my home actually. In Morocco, buying round bread is way more common. It's also cheaper. Buying a pack of toast can cost 2$, and buying a round break is 0.2$
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
So when you say toast, do you mean the whole square/rectangle loaf of bread? That's amazing the round loafs are much cheaper there!
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@Babino (5850)
• Morocco
25 Feb
@much2say it's sold like this. The round ones, and the long ones.. both 0.2$ each. So it's wy better than toast.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Feb
@Babino All of that looks so beautiful and delicious ! Any of those would cost way more here.
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@moffittjc (105101)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Feb
I do it the way you do it, but I have also sprinkled powdered sugar on top before as well.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I totally forgot about the powdered sugar - others have mentioned that as well.
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@moffittjc (105101)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
@much2say It’s delicious either way…with syrup or with powdered sugar. Or with both! Lol
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@moffittjc Both !
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@oahuwriter (23424)
• United States
21 Feb
I use 1 egg for 1 piece of bread. Add almond milk whip it together, dip bread and soak it in mixture. Fry it up in olive oil & butter till nice & almost golden. Serve with maple syrup & bacon bits.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
We have almond milk on hand - I should try that. Bacon bits sounds interesting - will have to try that !
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@oahuwriter (23424)
• United States
22 Feb
@much2say Ok. It's what I like. French toast is delicious any way you cook it up.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@oahuwriter Can't really mess it up, right?
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@ShyBear88 (53373)
• United States
20 Feb
When I do it I scramble the eggs, put some cinnamon, brown sugar or regular sugar and also vanilla extract dip the bread into on both sides then fry them in the pan. The kids decided I’d they want powered sugar or syrup or both. I also have do this with gluten free bread with my young’s so his is done first and the stuff gets soaked up quickly and cooks quicker.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I'll have to try it with the brown sugar - and add some vanilla in too. I totally forgot about the powdered sugar. Ah, gluten free bread - is there are a particular brand that is working well for him?
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@ShyBear88 (53373)
• United States
22 Feb
@much2say he doesn’t have a favorite brand of gluten free bread. He eats whatever we find at the store. He has been eating this way since the age of 2 so he isn’t picky.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@ShyBear88 That's awesome he is not picky! At one time we tried to find gluten free bread that suited our tastes, but many of them were just dry . . . I guess we're too picky.
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@kobesbuddy (150710)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Feb
I add a little milk into the beaten egg mixture, before cooking it. Usually, I sprinkle sugar on my French toast. Jay eats maple syrup on his.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I'm glad to hear others sprinkle sugar too . . . I thought my mom was the only one who did this . So does the milk make the egg soak through the bread better?
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@kobesbuddy (150710)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Feb
@much2say I must be careful, not to add too much milk.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@kobesbuddy Ah, gets too soggy? Or is it lactose intolerance (that's me ).
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@DaddyEvil (81360)
• United States
20 Feb
GROSS! Once in a great while Pretty makes that mess for herself but I don't stick around to see how she makes it.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
Really? What is gross about it (just curious, I hope it's not due to another thing your brother told you )? Are you not a pancake/waffle person either ?
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@DaddyEvil (81360)
• United States
28 Feb
@much2say Pretty eats all of those but I'm not a fan. French Toast that I've actually seen might still have raw egg inside the bread. I'll pass on that.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Mar
@DaddyEvil I know what you mean. But I don't get too grossed out over raw egg. I grew up on eating sukiyaki . . . simmered beef and vegetables - dipped in a bowl of scrambled raw egg before eating. Thus far I haven't gotten sick . You must not like fried eggs that are runny - Hubby doesn't like that - but again, I grew up on that.
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@thelme55 (75245)
• Germany
22 Mar
I just make basic. Dipping the toast bread in egg and milk mixture with salt before putting it in the oven. That’s it. I have not made it for decades.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Mar
Decades, wow! I had never put in milk before - oh but you do it in the oven (I always do it in the pan). Honestly I'd still rather have kim chee fried rice .
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@thelme55 (75245)
• Germany
28 Mar
@much2say yes, kimchi fried rice is tastier than French toast.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Mar
@thelme55 I wonder if we can come up with some recipe using kim chee and toast!
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Mar
Soak it in egg, fry it then use some type of sugar in top or syrup. Growing up we didn't, couldn't use syrup just confectioners sugar in top.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
What is "step"? I just rediscovered the confectioners sugar for it!
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Mar
@much2say sorry. That should have said syrup.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Mar
@MarshaMusselman Oh syrup! I didn't grow up on the real stuff . . . we had Log Cabin or the like - the sugary concoction whatever that was .
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@MarieCoyle (5509)
22 Mar
I used to be really basic, but I've refined it somewhat. Beaten eggs in a bowl, a tiny splash of milk but not much. Add cinnamon, about a teaspoon of real vanilla. Dunk it in and get it really saturated, then the hot skillet. Serve it with real maple syrup, none of that Log Cabin or it's followers. If you're going to go to all that trouble, eat the good syrup. Once you have it, you won't go back.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Mar
I've been reading up on what "real" French toast is supposed to be - it sounds a lot like yours! I am so lazy that I just beat the eggs (with a fork) on the plate I'm going to use to dunk the bread in . Oh yes, the real deal maple syrup is a must. I grew up on the Log Cabin stuff and that's basically sugary goo with who knows what else is in it. Maple syrup sure is a whole lot more expensive but totally worth it (even has some real nutrients, I read!).
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26 Mar
@much2say The real stuff tastes so much better. I can't even try to eat the fake stuff now, it just tastes bad to me.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Mar
@MarieCoyle Right? Sorry, Mrs. Butterworth .
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
21 Feb
I hate French toast Hope you all enjoyed your breakfast.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
Really? Do you not like pancake/waffles? Very carby anyway . I enjoy eating period .
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
12 Mar
@much2say I had a virus when I was little. My father made French toast and I vomited. Ever since........
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Mar
@DianneN Ah, now I get it. My son gets that way about chocolate pudding . . . he had chocolate pudding one day and the next day he was sick (I think he had been getting sick anyway, it wasn't because of the pudding). But now he forever associates chocolate pudding with being sick.
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@MALUSE (68414)
• Germany
20 Feb
I don't eat French toast but not because I'm German but because I'm not too keen on it. :-)
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
Is such a thing as German toast? I was just joking and looked it up . . . apparently there is a recipe out there for German French toast . . . like French toast but with muenster cheese on it!
@MALUSE (68414)
• Germany
22 Feb
@much2say Germans do eat toast, but the term 'German toast' doesn't exist. I don't eat Münster cheese, though. If I'm not mistaken it's the one which stinks so horribly.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
@MALUSE Ah, toast is toast. The kind of muenster (Münster) we get does not seem to smell (to us anyway) - a nice, melting cheese. I just read about Arme Ritter . . . could that be German version of French toast?
@jstory07 (120418)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Mar
I dip two slices of bread in a egg with cinnamon and than fix over the stove.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Mar
That is essentially what I do too!
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@jstory07 (120418)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Mar
@much2say It is so good that way.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Mar
@jstory07 Simple and good .
@RebeccasFarm (65437)
• United States
22 Feb
Like your way Much..that is exactly how I do mine. I love that stuff too
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
One day we shall have that breakfast chat together - lovely food and company !
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• United States
24 Feb
@much2say We should and we will
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Feb
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@Hannihar (122077)
• Israel
21 Feb
@much2say I have not had it in ages. I only eat one piece so do not make it. When I did I dipped the bread in egg batter and cannot remember did something with milk. Like I said I have not made it in ages. Enjoy your french toast.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Feb
I think I've made 1 or 2 slices only with one egg . . . cook it up and save it for another day. Someone else mentioned milk as well. Thank you - wish we could send one over to you .
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@Hannihar (122077)
• Israel
22 Feb
@much2say That is so sweet of you.
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@much2say (54847)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Feb
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