Today, just about every country around the globe has their own version of this classic breakfast food. And by the way, don't look for "French toast" on the menu in France because the French refer to it as "pain perdu." In India, the version is salted rather than sweet. The egg is beaten with milk, salt, green chili and chopped onion. Bread is dunked into this mixture and is deep fried in butter or cooking oil. Its served with ketchup.
In legend, French toast recipes evolved when food was dear and every bit had to be used – even stale bread. Ancient cooks found that dipping stale bread in a mixture of eggs and milk helped rejuvenate it. They then cooked it on a griddle and served it up, much like our modern version.
Unfortunately, this breakfast tray was not for me, as I have egg white allergy. It was served(by me) for my hubby dear...and he enjoyed it thoroughly as he is an absolute egg-lover. Served it with few cherry tomatoes, few slices of cucumber, 2 dates and a cup of hot hot Indian black tea with milk without which our day can't start.............
So now to the recipe ............
Ingredients : (makes 8 toasts)
Eggs : 3
Milk : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 1 tsp.
salt : 1/2 tsp.
Black Pepper : 1 tsp.
White/brown bread : 8 slices
Butter/margarine : 1 tblsp.+1 tsp.
- In a wide bowl, beat eggs just till yolks and whites are mixed. Add milk, sugar and salt. Mix.
- Heat a tawa/griddle on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Spread little butter on tawa all over the area where the slices will be placed.
- Turn one slice bread in egg mixture leaving both sides in mixture for about 20 secs. Remove and place on tawa. place another slice soaked same way in the egg mixture on the same way. Fry on both sides till browned.
- While these two slices are frying, soak two more slices in the egg mixture and fry the same way. Add little butter on tawa for each batch.
- Cut each slice diagonally and serve hot with honey or jam or just sprinkle little black pepper on each slice. Enjoy this mouth-watering classic breakfast.........................
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