Make French Toast On a Griddle – French Toast Recipe

Make French Toast On a Griddle – French Toast Recipe

There are some dishes that are so distinctly breakfast-like that it’s hard to think of them as anything else. One of these is French toast. This dish goes well with eggs, baked beans, bacon, sausage, and everything else you may want to include on your breakfast plate.

It is also quite versatile to eat French toast. You can do it sweet or savory and add extra spices if you want to spice it up. And it’s very easy to make!

Our next video will show you how to make French toast on a griddle and give you some great ideas for serving this popular dish.

French Toast on a Griddle

French toast can become a mess if you aren’t used to cooking it on a skillet or griddle. French toast that has been fried in a pan is probably familiar to most people. It’s an easy and great way to make it. The problem is that frying pans are usually circular, while the bread is shaped more like a triangle. That makes it difficult to cook a lot at once unless you have a very large pan.

What’s The Answer?

How to Make French Toast On a Griddle Answer

Griddles are great for cooking French toast. Grills are typically long and rectangular, making them ideal for cooking multiple slices of bread simultaneously. The griddle you have over the burner, the cast iron griddle built right into the stovetop, or that lovely nonstick ceramic electric griddle you own, all work great for French toast.

You can cook 8-12 pieces of toast at once on many griddles, but if you plan on doing that it’s a good idea to have an assistant around. Make the toast soaked in water at one time and prepare plates to receive cooked French toast when it comes off the griddle. Therefore, you will not burn anything while everything will be served hot and ready to eat.

Types of French Toast

Europeans were making French toast as early as the 15th century, a.k.a. lost bread (French for “lost bread”), a simple recipe involving stale bread soaked in an egg-and-milk combination and fried to a golden brown. Our beloved French toast recipe doesn’t stray too far from that original recipe.

You can prepare this dish in a variety of ways today, and it doesn’t just have to be served at breakfast. You can make savory French toast variations by stuffing it with ham and cheese for a cozy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert, or for those special evenings when you are having breakfast for dinner (hello, brinner!).

Fluffier French Toast

Here is our tried-and-true recipe for eggy milk-dipped toast. The real difference is that at many restaurants, their French toast is thicker and fluffier than what can be made at home using that recipe.

What’s The Secret?

How to Make French Toast On a Griddle Secret

French toast is often baked in a batter rather than simply soaked in milk and eggs. The result is a thicker toast that stays softer and more luxurious while at the same time making the bread inside softer.

The batter is simple to make. The flour should be 112 tablespoons (all-purpose works best, but any flour will work) whisked into the egg and milk mixture. Mix it well to ensure no lumps. Afterward, soak the bread for one minute on each side with the batter, then cook as you would for the basic recipe.

Is it possible to get fluffier French Toast?

Certainly. You can achieve it. There are two more tricks to make your French toast fluffy and luxurious.

Use thick-sliced bread first. A typical loaf of bread is approximately 12 – 36 inches thick. To make the fluffiest French toast, slice it 1″ thick.

To make French toast even fluffier, add a pinch (a really tiny pinch) of baking powder to the batter. It’s all in the quantity: a little goes a long, LONG way, so don’t overdo it or your toast will be covered in cake!

Crispy French Toast

Adding a soaking overnight to your bread will enhance its flavor, making your French toast even more delicious and divine. This can be accomplished by soaking the bread in water and placing the slices in an ungreased pan. Afterward, pour the remainder of the batter over the bread. In order to freeze it for a minimum of eight hours, you must cover lightly and freeze it for at least eight hours. The baking should be done at least 24 hours before it is frozen. The batter should also not contain raw eggs. Thus, be sure to cover it well and store it in the best compact refrigerator with caution!

The Best Bread for French Toast

Many people forget that dried bread gives the best results when making French toast. As a matter of fact, French toast is often called old bread or lost bread in many languages, with the original idea being to repurpose old bread as French toast.

You can soak up your egg and milk mixture into stale bread without it getting soggy, even if it is older and stale. That would be ideal for French toast. If you are using fresh bread, it is best to dry it first to achieve optimal results.

How to Dry Your Bread?

How to Make French Toast On a Griddle Dry

Laying slices out on a rack and baking them on low heat for about five minutes is one method for drying bread.

Using a perfect convection microwave is a good option if you don’t have an oven or don’t want to heat up the house. Just microwave the bread for 20 to 30 seconds on each side. Let the bread cool after it comes out of the microwave so any moisture will escape.

French toast can be made with any kind of bread as long as it can be sliced into thick slices.

How to Flavor French Toast?

Whether it’s made sweet, savory, spiced, or just plain, this dish is highly versatile. French toast is usually served sweet and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. You can add these to the egg and milk before cooking or use them as a coating after toasting.

To enhance the taste of French toast, salt, pepper, and even rosemary can be used.

How to Serve French Toast?

If you want to make your French toast look more attractive, you can cut them diagonally to make triangles.

Besides syrup (maple or otherwise) and butter on top, the foods can also be served with jams and jellies, or even fruit and whipped cream. The same ideas that work with pancakes and waffles also work with French toast.

However, if you want to make French toast savory, you can serve it topped with cheese, sliced meats, and oven-roasted vegetables.

Extreme French Toast

French toast that’s basic or extra fluffy will appeal to almost everyone, but someone is sure to want something extra.

And Luckily We Have More for You

French toast made with batter and sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk is our most luxurious recipe. If you follow this recipe, you will have a rich, almost dessert-like treat, albeit with a lot of calories.

French toast with Hong Kong style is the most extravagant toast we found.

Are You Ready for This?

I consider this to be a masterpiece. Prepare sandwiches first with peanut butter and jam, or fruit fillings, instead of making single slices of bread. Then coat the sandwiches with the batter thickened with flour, and cook them on both sides. This sandwich is usually deep-fried in Hong Kong (DEEP FRIED! ), but it can also be fried on a griddle or in a pan.

What You Need to Make French Toast

The process of preparing French toast is simple; everything you need is probably already in your kitchen.

  • Excellent French toast begins with a good loaf of bread. Use bread that is thick enough to withstand the egg mixture, like Texas toast. By making it thicker, the bread soaks up the yolk more readily without becoming soggy.
    • Most people prefer day-old bread because it absorbs more of the egg mixture without crumbling.
    • Spice up your loaf with French, Italian, brioche, sourdough, cinnamon-raisin, banana or whole-grain bread.
    • Celiacs and gluten-free eaters alike can enjoy French toast! Find gluten-free bread that suits your taste.
  • Eggs: The eggs should be medium in size and fresh. There are vegan egg substitutes that you can use if you don’t eat eggs or are vegan. New egg substitutes are also on the market, such as VeganEgg, which is just water mixed with the product.
  • Milk or cream: You can thin the egg out with liquid to make it coat the bread and make it less eggy. If you do not wish to use milk, you can use soymilk, coconut milk, or nut milk, such as almond or cashew.
  • Batter extras: French toast recipes, especially classic ones, often add additions such as nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, or vanilla (see the following for more ideas). •
  • Toppings: Here’s where the real fun begins! We’ve provided some topping ideas below.
  • Something to grease the griddle: Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn!) or use cooking spray or vegetable or canola oil for high heat. Use a nonstick surface without this step if you wish.
  • Equipment: To prepare batter, you’ll need a mixing bowl, a cutting board and knife for bread if it hasn’t already been sliced, and a large skillet or electric skillet.
  • Utensils: A mixing fork or a whisk can be used to mix the batter, and a spatula made for heat can be used to flip the bread.

Fun French Toast Facts

How to Make French Toast On a Griddle Fun

French toast isn’t actually French. The recipe for this dish goes back to Roman times, more than 1000 years ago!

Eggy bread is called many different names, including German toast, Bombay toast, Gypsy toast, and even the Poor Knight of Windsor.

Yogurt and olives often accompany savory French toast in Greece and Macedonia. The traditional recipe for this toast in New Orleans is dipped in egg custard and accompanied by liquor for an extra kick!

Final Thoughts

After you’ve learned how to make delicious French on a griddle, show off your skills in the kitchen. Impress your loved ones with your new culinary skills. There is no doubt that this is a very fast and very easy dish that you can master within minutes.

French toast comes in both sweet and savory varieties to offer you everything it has to offer. You can also make HK-style French toast sandwiches filled with almost anything you can imagine.

Basic French Toast Recipe

How to Make French Toast On a Griddle Recipe

Almost everyone already has all the ingredients in their fridge and pantry to make French toast. Here is an easy recipe for basic French toast. There are four slices in this recipe, and it’s usually enough for two people, but if you need to feed a lot of people you can always double, triple, or quadruple it.

AuthorEmma GoldCategory

Yields1 Serving

Ingredients

 4 Eggs
 8 Slices bread
  cup Milk
 ¼ cup Flour
 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ cup Sugar

Directions

1

Step 1
Combine the milk, eggs, and salt on a wide bowl or plate.

French Toast Mixing

2

Step 2
Make sure to soak the bread for about one minute on each side before flipping it over.

French Toast Flipping

3

Step 3
Using oil or butter, coat the griddle on both sides. Make sure to apply the oil all over using a silicone brush or spatula if necessary.

French Toast Oil

4

Step 4
Set your skillet to medium heat (between 250°F and 325°F if it has a temperature control).

French Toast Heat

5

Step 5
You should cook the French toast for two minutes on one side. Then flip it and cook it evenly on the opposite side.

Fantastic French Toast

Ingredients

 4 Eggs
 8 Slices bread
  cup Milk
 ¼ cup Flour
 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ cup Sugar

Directions

1

Step 1
Combine the milk, eggs, and salt on a wide bowl or plate.

French Toast Mixing

2

Step 2
Make sure to soak the bread for about one minute on each side before flipping it over.

French Toast Flipping

3

Step 3
Using oil or butter, coat the griddle on both sides. Make sure to apply the oil all over using a silicone brush or spatula if necessary.

French Toast Oil

4

Step 4
Set your skillet to medium heat (between 250°F and 325°F if it has a temperature control).

French Toast Heat

5

Step 5
You should cook the French toast for two minutes on one side. Then flip it and cook it evenly on the opposite side.

Fantastic French Toast

French Toast

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Hi, I'm Emma Gold and I am the Blog Editor at KitchenExpert.net. My blog is all about kitchen accessories and utensils that you need to make your cooking life easier! If you're looking for a new knife or spatula, or want to upgrade your pots and pans; then come visit me at my blog to see what's hot in the kitchen world today!

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