Perfect French Toast

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Mary Butterfield

This was on the Martha Stewart Show and is just awesome!

Top Review by Lula1026

This is awesome! I loved the flavor of the orange juice and everyone else gave it rave reviews. Thanks, Mary!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, juice, vanilla, cognac, sugar, zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer.
  3. Pour egg mixture over bread; soak 10 minutes. Turn slices over; soak 10 minutes more or until soaked through.
  4. Preheat oven to 200°.
  5. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet, and set aside.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry half the bread slices until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Transfer to wire rack; place in oven while cooking remaining bread.
  8. Wipe skillet, and repeat with remaining butter, oil, and bread.
  9. Keep in oven until ready to serve.
  10. Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.

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