I do love it when our dear friend Kat comes to visit. She comes once every two weeks for a night of delightful food, fine wine, great company and the odd Disney cartoon. I may have mentioned previously that Kat is a professional chef, and is an awesome source of inspiration. This mornings breakfast is a classic example. We had just come home after an hours walk along the water and was trying to decide what to have to eat. Kat suggested French toast to use up left over sourdough bread from last nights chicken cacciatore dinner. As I was not familiar with the process of making French toast, I let Kat do the work… for educational reasons, of course…
[ SERVES: 3 | TIME: 30 MIN | COST: <$3 ]
[ JOES’ RATING: 4/5 | MY RATING: 4/5 | KatS RATING: 4/5 ]
- Mix the eggs, milk and nutmeg with a whisk. Soak the bread in the mixture until absorbed – approximately 5 minutes
- Place the bread in a well oiled hot pan. Cook for four minutes per side, ensuring it doesn’t stick.
- Serve once the bread is firm to touch and cooked evenly both sides.
- Can this woman cook, or what?
- You can top these little delights with your choice of toppings. I opted for the fruit version you see above while Joe ate his with tomato sauce and Kat had hers on a more savoury side with just salt and pepper.
- Diabetic Note: This whole dish is heavy on the carbs, but kept us all full for several hours. Diabetics can technically eat this dish, but watch your serve sizes and of course what toppings you use. For me, banana always sets my blood glucose levels off, but oh my goodness… it was worth it!
- Ethical Note: French toast is also known as pain perdu which literally means “lost bread” or day old bread. It is a way of using older slightly stale bread, rather than wasting it. More food is wasted in this world then eaten, so do your best to reduce food wastage.
- 6 Easy Breakfast Make Aheads (morethanfourwalls.wordpress.com)
- How to Make French Toast (answers.com)
- French Toast Casserole Recipe (dietdrop.wordpress.com)
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- Take your French toast to a new level (goerie.com)
- French Toast Burger (uniquedaily.com)
- French Toast was Originally Typically Made Using Stale Bread (todayifoundout.com)
- Banana Stuffed French Toast (foxnews.com)