Chef John's French Toast Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: May 7, 2014
Wow! I've been making french toast for years and thought I was doing it right..."if it ain't broke don't fix it". I never knew about a "classic restaurant method". I just did it the way my Mom and Grandma taught me and never would have thought to lightly fry and place it in the oven. Since I love french toast I had to give this a try and I was pleasantly surprised. This came out crisp, light, fluffy and just plain delicious. I topped it with a dusting of powdered sugar and REAL maple syrup. It was perfect served with fresh fruit and OJ! Thanks for a great recipe Chef John and an update on a truly classic breakfast favorite!
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Living In: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
Made this for family breakfast and it was really good. I didn't have French bread on hand, but used a thicker sliced bread. The cinnamon and all spice give a nice flavor. I added a very small amount of powered sugar to the mixture. It was nice to put the slices in the oven as they were fried and also kept them nice and hot until all were complete so we could sit down and enjoy together. I will make these again, everyone loved then!
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Reviewed: Sep. 25, 2014
French toast is OK, but I think what I don't like about it is the custard-y texture. This recipe is crisp and yummy! Great flavors. Cooking on the stove and then crisping in the oven is wonderful. Also helps to make sure that everyone is eating a hot meal together. Made it for "breakfast for dinner" tonight. Definitely will be something we make again---for breakfast/brunch/dinner. Yum!!!
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Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2014
UH MA ZING! Thank you Chef John for another 5 star hit :-) After trying your perfect mashed potatoes recipe, I always look for your version for what I'm looking to cook up. All who've sat down at my dinner table think I'm a rather excellent cook and I have your influence to thank for it! Keep em comin!!
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Reviewed: May 15, 2014
Easy and simple in taste! Added Splenda to it as well.
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Reviewed: May 9, 2014
I have fallen inlove with French toast again! Love the allspice & crispy texture!!!!
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