Basic French Toast

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 50 min.
Any bread you like will work: French, Italian, raisin, cinnamon-raisin, wholegrain or multi-grain. Bread that is slightly dried out works well.


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 8 day-old bread slices


  • Beat eggs, milk, and nutmeg in shallow dish until blended. Soak 1 bread slice at a time in egg mixture, turning once, letting slice stand about 1 minute per side.
  • Heat lightly greased large non-stick skillet over high heat until hot.
  • Place as many bread slices in hot pan as will fit in single layer. Immediately reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook until golden brown and no visible liquid egg remains, 2–3 minutes per side. Repeat to cook remaining bread. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 300
  Calories from Fat 106 (35%)
(18%) Total Fat 12g
(18%) Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(125%) Cholesterol 375mg
(18%) Sodium 441mg
(7%) Potassium 247mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(15%) Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(36%) Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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