French Toast from Alton Brown

Recipe by Tarteausucre
READY IN: 34mins
YIELD: 8 slices


  • 3
    large eggs
  • 2
    tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 8
    slices bread (1/2 inch, day-old country loaf, brioche or challah)
  • 4
    tablespoons butter


  • In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan.
  • Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from pan and place in oven on rack for 5 minutes.
  • Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.