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Old 01-24-2021, 07:27 PM   #1
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ISO Information/advice w/French toast

I read this article on Yahoo:


Besides the flour or no flour, I have another question.

How long do you soak French toast if you make one?

I usually go for maybe 5 maybe 10 minutes. And I don't even like it that much if it soaks that long.

What about you?

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Old 01-24-2021, 08:29 PM   #2
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No flour for us Charlie.

SO makes the FT and she just soaks it long enough for the bread to get wet.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:47 PM   #3
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All I can address is how I make French toast, Charlie.

I was given this recipe by a restaurant in New Orleans 50+ years ago and love it and have seen no reason to stray.

For 4 slices of bread, your choice, in a large flat bowl, whisk 4 large eggs, along with a splash of real vanilla extract, about 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, tiny pinch of salt, and about 1/4 cup whole (100%) milk or half-and-half. Stir until everything is well-blended.

Coat a large skillet or griddle with enough vegetable or canola oil to make sure the surface is very well-coated. Less than 1/4 inch. Heat until you see the oil shimmer/ripple.

Next, with a table fork, dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Push down with the back of the fork, then turn over, coating the other side, pushing down again.

Carefully lift the piece of bread, using the fork, and allowing most of the egg wash to drain off back into the bowl. Put the bread into the oiled pan ready to cook.

Allow the bread to "fry" for about 3 minutes, turn and cook for another 3 minutes.

Both sides should be uniformly golden.

Serve with butter, syrup and jam/jelly of your choice.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:05 PM   #4
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I think how long the bread should soak for depends on how fresh it is. The older and dryer the bread, the longer it should soak.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:21 PM   #5
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I recently saw a short clip from Jacques Pepin. He actually made French toast using melted French vanilla ice cream as the batter to dip the bread in. he didnt dip too long, didnt want the bread to get too saturated.
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:08 AM   #6
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Charlie, this is the recipe that I always use


and as others have stated, I 'dunk' according to the bread's
capacity ... what the bread will bare. Not too much and not too little, but JUSSSSST right. I use stale-ish Brioche
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:42 AM   #7
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I, also use stale brioche. If its fresh, I dry it in the oven (air fryer now)

I don't soak but, just quick dip it.

Turns out great for us.

Disclaimer: My experiences may not be as someone else might think correct.. Life goes on..
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