We actually prefer a slightly stale loaf to a fresh one when it comes to French toast. This is an easy and delicious breakfast.

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • butter
  • 8 slices day-old bread

Method

  1. In a bowl or baking dish, beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a medium or large frying pan over medium to high heat. Cover the bottom of the pan with vegetable oil and add a tablespoon or two of butter for taste.
  3. Dip the bread slices into the egg batter, drain off any excess, and place straight into the hot pan. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side – they should be golden-brown and the texture should be crispier than traditional French toast. Place cooked toasts on a paper towel-lined plate or rack to drain.
  4. Serve toasts warm with a side of spicy ketchup or brown sauce.