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    Grandpa's French Toast

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    18 mins

    8 mins

    10 mins

    Jennifer Lewis's Note:

    My grandpa made this for us when we would stay all night. I watched him from start to finish and this is what I came up with.

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    1. 1
      On the stovetop, turn on to medium heat and use a griddle.
    2. 2
      In a bowl big enough to dunk your bread, add the 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg and 1/4 cup of milk and with a fork, stir these ingredients.
    3. 3
      Add the vanilla and cinnamon.
    4. 4
      When the griddle gets warm, quickly, put in your slices of bread in the mixture, both sides.
    5. 5
      If you let it soak, the bread will fall apart.
    6. 6
      Wait until the bread is a golden brown and flip to cook the other side.
    7. 7
      Serve with butter and maple sryup or for a little less fat, sprinkle with powered sugar and add some strawberries.
    8. 8
      I have cooked this alot in my life, and after trial and error, I have decided that if you add 4 whole eggs, you are just cooking eggs on a slice of bread, but you need something to keep everything together, so you need a little something like the egg whites to do that.
    9. 9
      See what you think.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 17, 2009


      Very good, but we thought it had too much cinnamon in it. Still really tasty tho!

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    • on October 27, 2008


      Very yummy! I think this is much better, only using the one whole egg with 3 yolks, because this makes the toast less "eggy" tasting. Was great with country style maple syrup.

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    • on May 28, 2007


      French toast for me has always been an eyeball-it type recipe, and I always did it that way since I learned the basics when I was younger, so this is the first actual french toast recipe I've used before. I made a few changes; sliced french bread toasted, Eggbeaters (3/4 cup to equal 3 eggs), and soy milk for regular milk. I do not tolerate real milk or egg yolks well at all due to IBS. I also added a couple sprinkles of nutmeg, but kept the amounts of the cinnamon and vanilla extract the same. Turned out very nicely, and I liked toasting the bread first. Bread was still soft inside and slightly crispy outside w/o being totally mushy inside. The taste was perfect and my bf also thought this was great. 6 1/2 inch thick slices worked well for the amount of egg mixture. I flipped the slices over and over in the mix to get enough of the flavor. I used our griddle at 350 degrees. Thank you Jennifer Lewis & your grandpa for a super simple, tasty french toast recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandpa's French Toast

    Serving Size: 1 (386 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 984.3
    Calories from Fat 215
    Total Fat 23.9 g
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    Cholesterol 380.5 mg
    Sodium 1834.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 161.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 24.0 g
    Sugars 19.9 g
    Protein 40.2 g

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