• Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cooking Time: 5 min
  • Serves: 2-3 servings

The Perfect French Toast Recipe

Category: Breakfast, Pancakes & Waffles, French, Quick & Easy

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup milk (preferably whole or 2%), refrigerator-cold
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 6-9 slices bread (country French loaf or challah, preferably), cut about ¾ to 1 inch thick
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving


Whisk together the first milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a wide, shallow bowl. This can be made in advance - if so, keep refrigerator cold. While stirring the mixture, add the 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter. The butter will instantly harden into tiny flakes.

Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium-low heat.

Two or three at a time, dip the bread slices into the egg mixture in the bowl, allowing them to rest for a minute or two on each side. They should feel heavy and thoroughly saturated, but they should not be falling apart.

When the pan is hot, place the bread slices in it. Cook until the underside of each slice is golden brown, about 2 minutes. The butter should melt within the batter and self-baste the toast while it is frying. Turn the bread, and cook until the other side is golden, another 2 minutes or so.

Remove the french toast from the pan and serve immediately with maple syrup.

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