Do you fancy a leisurely breakfast but hardly anything in the house? The solution is: French toast. The American dish is a treat and a great way to use leftovers. In Germany, the quick dish is also known as the poor knight.
The French toast (in German also: poor knight) is a classic and particularly popular in American breakfast cuisine. Everyone knows him, (almost) everyone loves him. It also offers a great and tasty way to recycle leftovers. But how is an original French toast prepared? It’s not so hard! If you don’t have any of the ingredients on hand, you can improvise.
French toast recipe:
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
- 4 slices of white bread (ideally American toast, approx. 1 cm thick)
- 1 egg
- 70 ml of milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
- 2-3 tbsp butter
- Maple syrup
Beat the egg and whisk it in a bowl with the vanilla sugar and cinnamon. Then add the milk. A connected mass should be created.
Melt half of the butter over medium heat. In the meantime, put the milk and egg mixture on a large plate and place the first slice of toast in it. Dip in briefly, turn and do the same with the other side.
Now put the soaked toast in the pan and fry it until golden brown. Repeat on the other side.
While you are preparing the other toast slices, you can keep the finished ones warm in the oven.
Serve the slides halved or quartered while warm. Add maple syrup.
Tip 1 : Then put some apple compote over the toasts. Strawberries or almonds also go well.
Tip 2 : French toast also tastes good with older toast. A great recipe for using leftovers!
Tip 3 : Try our homemade strawberry syrup with the French toast. Bon appetit!