At any rate, it must be the French peasant in me that enjoys this dish. I love simple, good food, simply prepared, and French toast can be just that - simple. Or it can be taken to astronomical culinary heights, that is what is so magnific about this humble little dish. Who knew that such decadent creamy interior, surrounded by a crisp buttery shell, drenched in sweet sticky maple goodness, could be had from day old bread sopped in egg custard and fried?
Its versatility continues to amaze, as it can be prepared as the traditional sweet variety, or the savory kind, and you can even stuff this thrifty little wonder with whatever your heart desires, or what you have on hand! No matter how you slice it, French toast is the only morning toast for me, well that, and one said with a good Mimosa in hand! I am going to share with you some delicious, mouth watering recipes that I have made for my family, as well as crowds of up to one hundred hungry souls. I hope you enjoy them as much as they have and do. Bon appatite!
Sour Cream French Toast
4 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla or extract you like (my guys like it plain)
cinnamon for dusting
- Whisk eggs and sour cream and extract of your choice together until fully incorporated and no lumps of sour cream remain, the custard will be slightly thick.
- Dip the slices of bread one by one coating both sides well, let rest for 10 min. the bread will soak up the custard. (Personally, I like mine to soak over night to achieve the custardy goodness I like, but sometimes I'm too lazy to make mine the night before.)
- While the toast is resting, heat up the largest griddle or skillet you have. When it is hot (but not smoking) put in a good dollop of butter with some canola oil swirl to coat the pan. Note:The oil will help the butter not burn (it's better for your arteries than all butter), and the butter provides excellent flavor, so it's a win win.
- Place the slices into the pan and cook on medium heat for about 3 min. checking to make sure there is no unauthorized burning. If they are browning too fast, then turn down the heat.
- Carefully sprinkle the slices with cinnamon (if you want), and then flip and cook for another 3 min. or so, remove from pan and keep warm in a 200 degree oven if you have a lot of slices to make.
- Serve with butter, and your favorite syrup, and don't forget the powdered sugar dusting.