Pain Perdu – AKA French Toast

This is the most excellent french toast recipe. This recipe is from Rachel Ray of 30 Minute Meals which airs on the Food Network.

I’ve made one adjustment to the original recipe, and that is to useĀ less sugar. Plus I usually double the recipe to make enough for my entire family.

2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar (The original calls for 1 cup)
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in a splash of water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
8 slices stale white bread or 6 slices thick cut stale bread (I just buy a loaf of uncut hard crust italian bread)
Butter, for griddle pan

Preheat nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Beat eggs very well, add sugar and beat again. Add cornstarch in water and beat that in, then add milk and nutmeg. Coat bread thoroughly in egg-milk mixture. Lightly butter hot pan with butter nested in paper towels. Add bread to the pan and cook slowly, 3 or 4 minutes on each side, 2 to 3 slices at a time.

This can be topped with numerous possibilities, but is great without anything. We usually thaw out some frozen fruit for toppings.