Emerilís Favorite French Toast
Oh, man, talk about a walk down memory lane. This is one of
the first things I ever made in the kitchen when I was a little boy. Even back
then I liked to experiment to keep things interesting, and this is the result of
one very successful experiment. The orange flavor in this French toast will just
about knock your socks off. Try itóI bet youíll be back for more!
4 to 8 servings
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
8 slices bread
8 teaspoons unsalted butter
Maple syrup or cane sugar (optional)
Measuring cups and spoons, orange zester or fine grater,
large mixing bowl, wire whisk, plate, 6-inch nonstick skillet, plastic turner,
baking sheet, aluminum foil, oven mitts or pot holders
1. Preheat the
oven to 200ļF.
2. Crack the
eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
3. Add the
milk, orange juice, orange zest, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt,
and whisk until well combined.
quickly, dip each bread slice into the egg mixture in the bowl, turning it to
coat both sides with the mixture. Transfer the coated bread slices to a plate
while you finish coating the remaining slices.
5. Heat a
small skillet over medium heat until hot, about 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Melt 1
teaspoon of the butter in the skillet, then add a slice of coated bread, and
cook until the bread is golden brown and crusted on the bottom, about 2 minutes.
Turn with a plastic turner and cook until the second side is golden, about 1 to
the French toast from the skillet to a baking sheet. Cover lightly with aluminum
foil and place in the oven to keep warm while you cook the other slices.
8. Repeat with
the remaining slices, being sure to add 1 teaspoon of the butter to the pan
before every slice.
the French toast with confectionersí sugar and serve with maple syrup or cane
sugar if desired.
The freshness of the bread is important. Fresh bread will
absorb batter more quickly than stale bread. Depending on the size of the bread,
you may find that thereís a bit of batter left over. If thatís the case,
just go ahead, add a bit more butter to the pan, and cook up another slice or
two. If you donít want to eat these today, refrigerate them, tightly covered,
for up to one or two days, and reheat in the oven or microwave for a really
quick breakfast or great afternoon snack!
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