Tips for Better French Toast

French toast is easy to make but there are tips that make for better French Toast.

  1. The goal for great French toast is crispy outsides and a creamy, custard-like center. Make certain that the egg mixture has soaked through the bread and cook over a medium high heat. But don’t let the bread soak for so long that it falls apart when you try to move it.
  2. Super airy bread tends to fall apart. Choose bread with structure. Day-old bread works great.
  3. Color is a good indicator of doneness. Your French toast should be cooked to a golden brown.
  4. Use a whisk and beat the eggs well. The yolks and the whites should be well mixed.
  5. Cooking with butter rather than oil lends flavor to your French toast. Butter burns more easily than does oil so cook at a little lower temperature and watch your butter that it does not burn. Wipe out any browned butter with a paper towel between batches.