Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Classic French Toast

French Toast!!! The first thing to know is that French toast isn't really French at all. It seems to have originated in Rome. Slices of bread are dipped in a beaten egg mixture. The slices of egg-coated bread are then placed on a frying pan prepared with a coat of butter or oil, and cooked until both sides are browned and the egg has cooked through. This versatile dish is topped with sugar, butter, fruit, syrup, or other items.
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.

Method :
  • 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.........................
Sending this breakfast tray to
Srilekha of Me and My kitchen to her event EFM:Breakfast Series



14 comments:

Chitra said...

french toast is in my mind for a long time..but does it taste gud without eggs? iam a vegetarian:)

sowmya said...

good one..looks delciious..a nice filling breakfast..

Parita said...

Perfect entry for the event!

SGD said...

What a coincidence!! Aajkei ami amar meyer tiffin e french toast diechhi...and was contemplating clicking pics for a blogpost!! Kintu i was pretty late, ar tokhon chhobi tulte gele, she would have missed her bus!!!!!
Blogging er neshata ektu barabaari rokomer level e hoye jeto tahole!!!! ;)

Usha said...

Looks yum and inviting !

Ann said...

My all time Fav toast! looks super tasty

प्रसन्न वदन चतुर्वेदी said...

good blog it is......

Sharmila said...

I have also posted this .. both sweet and savory .... when I had just started blogging. My favourite breakfast ... kintu ami vanilla add kori ... hate the egg smell. :-)
Great looking breakfast Indrani!

Indrani said...

Thnaks, chitra, sowmys, parita,..for your sweet comments
Thanks, USha, Ann, Sharmila
@SGD,It happens to me sometimes,too..
@ Mr. chaturbedi...thank you & welcome to my blog

Suparna said...

hey Indrani,
I love French toast too! Just like Sharmila mentioned I too add vanilla essence to it!! baki same...nice click
TC

Priti said...

Looks gud n yummy....

Indrani said...

Thanks, Suparna & Priti

Sunanda said...

looks delicious.. nice click..

Pavithra said...

My all time fav toast... looks so yummy . perfect for the event and breakfast..

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