Sunday, October 21, 2007

FRENCH TOAST....

My son and hubs wanted to have something eggy yesterday morning and they asked me to make a scrumptious French toast with a forewarning that I should make it just the way it should be made i.e. use all the ingredients in the right proportions.
You all will wonder why is it necessary to give such a warning, let me tell you why
I am a bit conscious about the ingredients that I use i.e. I am not very generous in my use of ingredients which tend to have lots of calories or empty calories , the ingredient in this recipe is the large amount of sugar required . I am not very comfortable making sweet dishes as I am not comfortable using large amount of sugar and also the amount of butter used for frying the fried toasts.




So I did make the French toast exactly the way it should be made- (according to me)
I added a little vanilla essence too.
I am sure each of you has a French toast recipe, and I would love to know how you make it.
I use the ingredients by the taste and add method i.e. 1 cup milk for 3 eggs sugar as per taste, butter for frying.

PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR RECIPES AND THE VARIATIONS IF YOU KNOW OF ANY
I WILL POST THEM IN ADDITION TO MINE.

This is what some of my friends say…………..
I do the same thing too. I rarely add things like butter, ghee, sugars etc in the amounts they are supposed to be added & then I complain that the taste is just not the same!My French toast is pretty much the same as yours; sometimes I add finely sliced onion, green chilies and some cilantro……..tbc

I usually add salt and pepper instead of sugar. Sometimes I add cinnamon powder instead of slat and pepper. Should try u're way. It looks delicious …… LATHA

I too am very stingy with oil/butter in my dishes. Hence most turn out dry... but I still go the less oil way for French toast: I add turmeric powder along with vanilla essence. Basically it gives it a more golden color and reduces the smell of the egg in the toast... Rest remains the same... also add a little salt. This is how my mom makes it… ASHU


I make French toast but my recipe is 2 eggs 2 tbsp milk salt and pepper.4-6 slices bread butter for cooking. Combine together egg, milk salt and pepper and dip bread in. Heat pan and melt a little butter then cook bread till golden then turn and cook second side.
forgot to say, Usually serve with banana, lightly cooked in the pan, and maple syrup but I find that a bit sweet so just use a hint of syrup…..JEAN FROM NEWZEALAND

I make mine with finely chopped onions, salt n pepper n makes it on a non-stick...So cut out on a lot of oil...Your sweet one looks nice...Like the browning! SUGARCRAFT

11 comments:

TBC said...

I do the same thing too. I rarely add things like butter, ghee, sugars etc in the amounts they are supposed to be added & then I complain that the taste is just not the same!
My french toast is pretty much the same as yours, sometimes I add finely sliced onion, green chillies and some cilantro.

Ashu said...

Hi Mahek, I too am very stingy with oil/butter in my dishes. Hence most turn out dry.. but I still go the less oil way :D
For french toast: I add turmeric powder along with vanilla essence. Basically it gives it a more golden color and reduces the smell of the egg in the toast.. rest remains the same.. also add a little salt. This is how my mom makes it. :)

Mahek said...

thanks ashu and tbc for your comments ,
I will be adding your suggestions with your links to my post after i get in some more so that it will be of help to all who read the post , as some do not tend to read the comments section.

Ashu said...

Mahek, there are versions of indianised french toast as well :) You can include links to them as well and we'll get a common post to different types of french toast! What say?

Latha said...

Looks very good Mahek. I usually add salt and pepper instead of sugar. Soemtimes i add cinnamon powder instead of slat and pepper. should try u're way. it looks dleicious :-)

Jean said...

I make french toast but my recipe is 2 eggs 2 tbsp milk salt and pepper.4-6 slices bread butter for cooking. Combine together egg,milk s&p and dip bread in. Heat pan and melt a little butter then cook bread till golden then turn and cook second side.

Jean said...

forgot to say, Usually serve with banana, lightly cooked in the pan, and maple syrup but I find that a bit sweet so just use a hint of syrup

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hi Mahek
I make mine with finely chopped onions, salt n pepper n make it on a non-stick ..so cut out on a lot of oil...
Your sweet one looks nice ..like the browning!

Nilmandra said...

Haha, I am like you, I tend to cut down on oil and sugar in my cooking too. Ooh that reminds me I have not made french toast for a long time. I think I know what's for breakfast tomorrow!

Fab Grandma said...

When I make french toast, I use 1 egg and a cup of milk, and only a litle bit of sugar, like maybe 2 teaspoons. I add cinnamon and just a dash of salt. I fry it in olive oil. Then when it is done, I serve it with melted butter and syrup. My husband loves it that way, as long as the bread is really soggy from the milk before cooking it.

Ann said...

This one looks so yummy and perfectly cooked. If have time I usually bake them, it gives a whole lot of flavour and taste!