French Toast – KoD style

I have been pushed out of the kitchen when it comes to making French toast. See, apparently, the kids feel that the KoD makes it better than I do, even though I was the one who taught him how to make it. There’s gratitude for you!!

Problem is, though, that we are trying to go low fat over here in the royal palace, and French Toast is usually fried up in oil or butter – mucho fat!!

SO my oh so smart husband decided to come up with way to make it lower in fat but just as tasty. Enter our oh so trusty grilled cheese maker thingamajig. Apparently you can use it to scramble eggs too…..Who would have thought??!!

Here follows his recipe. It is truly delicious. Oh and I have to say that he only makes French toast from leftover challah that I have baked. Click here for my challah recipe.

For 4 slices – two servings – you will need:

2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk – obviously the lower the fat content in the milk the better.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 thick slices of challah – 3/4 to 1 inch
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Cooking spray

Beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl. Put bread slices in a 9 x9 baking pan. Pour egg mixture over the slices in the pan. Turn bread over and leave until all the mixture is absorbed into the bread – about 5 minutes. While you are waiting, preheat the grilled cheese maker. When it is hot (green light is on) spray it liberally with the cooking spray. Put two slices of the bread on the grids and close the lid and lock. French toast is ready when green light comes back on.

We like it with syrup, the KoD likes to put yogurt on his, some just sprinkle confectioner’s sugar. What toppings do you like?

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11 Comments

  1. Miriyummy says:

    We’ve been doing the French toast/scrambled eggs in the sandwich toaster for years, it’s a great little method, isn’t it?

    For the eggs, if you pour the egg mixture into the little triangle thingies, then add some toppings (I like scallions and mushrooms best), and then close the cover over the eggs, the cooking process will make the eggs rise up over the topping and that then becomes a filling. Little triangular shaped omelets! Sometimes it was the only way I could get my girls to eat eggs when they were younger.

  2. KoD says:

    QoH, to set the record straight, my mother taught me how to make French Toast before you were born (literally)!! :-)

  3. Brenda Mommy says:

    what a great idea…
    quick tip-when we use our panini grill (it’s just a fancy name for a grilled cheese sandwich maker) we use aluminum foil sheets to save on the cleanup. cheese melted out the side – no problem. and you can cut down on the amt of cooking spray as well.
    I look forward to trying to use it for french toast now too – that is if I ever had any challah leftover :)

  4. miriam says:

    how do you use leftover challah for dairy french toast? Was the whole challah leftover and not cut on shabbos, or do you do a dairy shabbos meal?

    I learned that a challah that was cut as part of a meat meal should be considered meaty and not used with dairy.

  5. lady lock and load says:

    I am also wondering if a challah was baked in a meat oven, can you make dairy french toast with it?

    • HSaboMilner says:

      which is why I always bake first on a Friday in a pareve oven before I cook my chicken. BUT we did ask the Rabbi the shailah – and I am gonna ask the KoD exactly what the Rav said as I cannot remember precisely.

      • HSaboMilner says:

        Ok so I conferred with the KoD. Rabbi said that if the oven has not been used within the last 24 hours before you bake the challah – the challah is pareve, and you can therefore slather it with butter or make it into dairy french toast etc. So I am makpid to not use the oven from Thursday morning till I bake challah on Friday.

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