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Chef John's French Toast

Did you know most people do not make French toast correctly? Chef John does. And he’s here to clear up the confusion. In this video, you’ll see how to make a custardy batter for French toast. Chef John takes his French toast from skillet to oven—that’s another secret. (Seriously, he reveals all in this video.) The custardy batter will puff up and the toast will become soft, creamy, moist, and delicious with the outside perfectly crispy. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's French Toast. Use day-old bread for the best results here.

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  • marywerner

I love this recipe since I make it for company and instead of cooking all morning, I can make it, put it all in the over, then we all eat at the same time - including me, YEA!

  • Laura Harlow

The "batter" is how my grandmother, mother, and so I as well have always made French toast. We never measure(d) the ingredients though. I will try the oven though--even though it adds time from the griddle. Strange--I didn't realize there was a wrong way.

  • Suzela

I've always done the custard batter, but never thought about putting the French toast in the oven. But I'm going to try it!