Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here's the way French Toast has been made in my family for at least 4 generations - but until I got into high school, we called it "egg-bread", as my back-country French-American grandparents had. Everyone I make it for loves it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk the eggs till frothy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.
  3. Over medium heat, lightly grease skillet with shortening (butter will burn very quickly, so exercise caution if using butter). I use a paper towel, so I can use it repeatedly, with every 2 or 3 pans of French toast. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, on both sides.
  4. Do this quickly, so as not to completely soak the bread.
  5. Cook in skillet over med/med-high heat for approx 5 min per side. You may need to flip more than once to get th e desired golden-brown color.
  6. Serve with butter and powdered sugar, or preserves (my favorite) or syrup.


Most Helpful

Easy and delicious! I halved the ingredients since it was only for the hubby and me, used regular wheat bread and forgot the vanilla, and it was still very good! Made 10 slices using 6 eggs.

Chunky M October 28, 2001

this is how my dad always made french toast, and i was shocked to hear my bf's parents and everyone else made it differently! i always scale it down to 2 people by using 5 slices bread, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 2tbsp sugar, 1/2 capful of vanilla, and cinnamon to taste. hope this helps!

Melany * December 10, 2002

Wow!! This was wonderful! I scaled the recipe in half and used regular white bread. And it was enough for me, my DH and my two young sons. It was so good! nice and sweet how we like it! the first thing dh said was "what did you do different, this is great!" Will definatly make again and again!

DebM November 20, 2002

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