Cajun French Toast HRG Style

Ingredients

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
dash of nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Four 1 ½-inch thick slices day-old French bread
Powdered sugar for dusting
Cinnamon, optional
Fresh or prepared blueberries or maple syrup


Instructions

Combine the eggs and sugar, beat, then add the vanilla and milk. Beat until the mixture reaches the consistency of heavy cream.
Heat the griddle or skillet to medium high. Quickly place the bread in the liquid, then transfer to the griddle and cook until light brown. Turn over and cook until that side is light brown. Immediately remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Add your favorite berries (optional) or syrup ( I like maple )

Perfect French Toast

Ingredients & Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of salt in a shallow bowl. Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, dip 6 thick slices white bread, challah or brioche in the egg mixture and cook in the skillet until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in the same skillet until browned, about 5 minutes. Drizzle the French toast with the browned butter and maple syrup.