Thursday, April 3, 2008

pecan crusted french toast...

You MUST, must, must use thick sliced bread...Texas Toast or thick sliced french bread. Using regular bread just does not do this justice.

Finely chopped pecans...mmmmmmm!


getting prepped...


Butter your pan...it's probably not necessary, but seriously, why wouldn't you? You could just spray it, but the butter does give it an amazing flavor.


Get your self some GOOD maple syrup and DIVE IN!!

2 beaten eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

5 1-inch thick slices of french bread or texas toast

2 cups finely chopped pecans

syrup

In a med size bowl beat together eggs, milk, vanilla & cinnamon. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides (let soak atleast 10 seconds), then dip into chopped pecans, pressing pecans into bread if necessary. Cook on a skillet over med heat about 2-3 min per side. To keep warm, place on single layer on a baking sheet in a 170 degree oven until done cooking all of the french toast (this also helps the egg to cook through, preventing soggy bread!)

We love to have breakfast for dinner at our house. I didn't want to make the usual french toast or pancakes. I had purchased Texas Toast to make some amazing "kicked up" grilled cheese sandwiches (and I still will, I promise), but decided to use it for french toast, instead. I had some pecans leftover from Easter & the wheels started turning...I have to say...I was very pleased with the outcome. Actually, more than pleased...these things are to DIE for! Make some up this weekend for breakfast, you will not be disappointed!

6 comments:

diane said...

That looks amazing! Now I have to get some pecans!

carin said...

Danny's heaven on earth!!!!
We love breakfast for dinner at our house too *thank goodness* This looks amazing!!!!

Maree said...

You are AMAZING!! I found your blog through links from someone else. I don't know you, and I just LOVE your blog. SO many good ideas! YUM!
Thanks for doing it!

Anne said...

That looks so good, oh man. The thick bread looks awesome with it. My husband loves breakfast for any meal so I'll be making this for sure.

diane said...

Made it tonight YUM! Will definately be a repeat!

Bumblebutton said...

Oh rats...should have used to to amaze my boys too! Really looks yummy!