Sunday, December 02, 2007

Grandma's French Toast

My grandmother used to make me french toast when I was a kid. However, that was not what she called it. To her, it's eggie-bread(directly translated from Cantonese), and serves it as breakfast or an afternoon snack. That was my first exposure to this delicious egg-soaked bread that is gently seared in beautiful butter fat and served with pure golden maple syrup. Except she added an extra ingredient in hers. Yes, my grandma is solely responsible for my sweet-tooth. She added sugar into whisked up eggs. Then she cooks it. That little bit of sugar adds an extra layer of sweetness on top of the syrup, and it's perfect with some sweet and tart strawberries and crispy bacon. I made this in Mexico recently, but forgot to take a picture. It's my perfect excuse to make it again this weekend. Want some?

5 slices of wholewheat bread or sourdough bread
4 eggs, cracked and lightly beaten
1 tbs sugar

Heat non-stick skillet or griddle over med heat. Mix egg with sugar. Add butter to skillet or griddle. Lay bread in single layer. I usually have 2-3 pieces of bread going at the same time. Brown for 3-5 mins. Turn over for another 3 mins. Serve.


daphne said...

my grandma tells me exactly the same thing too!!!! It's a great way to wake up in the morning..smelling these!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh this reminds me of the similar toast that my aunt did when I was a wee tiny boy! Lovely, had yet to taste them now :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely! My mom used to make this french toast for us too. She also added some sugar into the beaten eggs as it was served without the extra syrup.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Daphne,
Haha! Must be a grandma thing! :)

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Haha! It's an auntie thing too! :)

Hey C,
So nice to fond memories of food! Don't you love this french toast?