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French Toast Recipe for One

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
The French redefine the art of cooking with opulent, palatable, and subtly flavorsome meals. It is what they do with the ingredients that baffle those who chance upon their revered cuisine. French toast isn't just another breakfast food; there's so much that you can do with this easy-to-make, toothsome dish.
Pain perdu or simply French toast, is bread that's been bathed in ingredients that usually lie around in almost every kitchen. The traditional way of making French toast is still kept alive even today, where the French enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack during tea time, or even as a dessert.
It's the versatility of this dish that makes it so popular and thoroughly enjoyed.

Once you sink your teeth into this moist, gooey, buttery preparation, there's no turning back. If you've never had French toast before, I suggest you make some right away.
You'll find all kinds of ingredients in the recipe that you can pair French toast with, so feel free to choose an accompaniment that makes your toes (and taste buds) tingle. The following French toast recipe for one, can be eaten with practically anything, so take your pick!

French Toast Recipes with a Twist

While regular white bread is a common feature in a French toast recipe, using rye bread (black bread) is a better alternative. Why? Because it is dense, and can saturate a generous amount of the mixture prior to being fried, without falling apart too.
The French use stale bread because it doesn't fall to pieces like fresh bread, during cooking. If you still want to go with white bread, pop it into a toaster before using it.
Skill Level: Super Easy

Serving Size: 1

Basic Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • ½ a cup of full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of whole cream
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted softened butter
  • 2 slices of rye bread
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
Accompaniment Options
  • Corn dogs and sour cream
  • Honey
  • Bacon
  • Plain sour cream
  • Ham and cheddar cheese
  • Powdered sugar and butter
  • Strawberry-cherry sauce
  • Nutella and fresh fruit


Step 1
Take a big bowl and dump into this the eggs, cinnamon, milk, cream, and salt, whisking them with an electric mixer or manually, until a smooth texture is acquired.
Step 2:
Drop into a warm frying pan the butter and vegetable oil (to avoid the butter from burning), stirring briefly with a wooden spoon.

Step 3:
Take one slice of the rye bread, drop it into the egg mix and flip it about for a few seconds, making sure that the entire slice is well coated. Carefully place the slice in the awaiting hot pan.
Step 4:
Using a pair of tongs or food turner, flip the rye bread on its other side after 40 seconds; fry it for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat step 3 and 4 for the second bread slice.
Step 5: Place the slices on a paper towel to let it soak up the excess oiliness. You can eat it with anything that you'd like from the list of accompaniments, combining two or more ingredients for an interesting combination of flavors and textures.
French toast as you can see, is an incredibly simple dish to prepare at home. Try different ways to make each experience better than the last, like making a sandwich using stuffed luncheon meat, sliced turkey meat, caramel sauce with chocolate chips, or molten mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomato sauce.