The Lost Recipe - My Grandfather's French Toast
So my grandfather (Earl the Pearl) has been gone for 35 years, but his recipe lives on. Well, that is until it disappeared a few months ago. Have no fear - It's backkkkk.
English French Toast - makes 4 portions
The banana topping
1/2 stick butter
2 bananas (peeled, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thick)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 slices of stale thick sliced bread
3 eggs (cracked and beaten)
1/4 cup milk
2 pats of butter (at room temp) per toast
1 TBSP sugar per toast
Cinnamon to dust
Medium pan on low, add 1/2 stick of butter and melt. Add sliced bananas and slowly heat. Light simmer only. Stir gently with wooden spoon.
Add light brown sugar and gently mix in.
Add cinnamon and gently mix in.
Once warm, remove from heat and set aside.
Beat eggs and milk in a bowl then pour into wide bowl or pie pan for easy coating of bread.
Rub butter on non-stick skillet (on medium heat) to ensure bread won't stick at all (and it adds flavor of course).
Wet bread in bowl on both sides, allow excess to drip off before placing on the griddle.
Put on griddle in clockwise fashion.
Dust top side with cinnamon.
Check for browning on the first piece, flip when medium golden then flip each in order.
Dust with cinnamon on cooked side now facing up.
Add 1 tablespoon of sugar then top with 2 pats of butter. Lower temp to not overcook the bottom and allow the butter to melt.
Warm the banana topping again on low and get plates ready.
Place toast on plate - two pieces high on a bias for appearance. Some of the buter, sugar mix will run off. Top with banana mixture and serve.
Cook up some sausage patties or bacon to fill out the plate and there you have it. My Grandfather's not-so-French French toast.
Alrighty y'all, now it's your turn. ARE YOU READY?
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