French toast has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. And really, what’s not to love? It’s buttery, doughy, perfectly sweet, and easy to make. So when I saw that Food Network star Robert Irvine’s recipe for the classic dish has over 300 reviews on the Food Network’s site and five out of five stars, I knew I had to try it and see what all the fuss is about.
You’d think such a popular French toast recipe would require a never-before-tried trick, but no, Irvine doesn’t have anything crazy up his sleeve. Instead, this French toast recipe is so simple to make, you likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge already. But after recreating it myself, I am convinced there are a few things that set it apart.
First is the egg to milk ratio. To serve four people, you use four eggs and 1/4 cup of milk, so yeah, there’s a lot of egg. The result is a crispy crust on your French toast that won big with my family, especially my four kids, which is not an easy thing to do. The toast fried up quickly and evenly with the recommended amount of butter (four tablespoons), and I realized my mistake in making French toast in the past could have been that I didn’t use enough butter. He also uses brioche bread, which really does take it to a whole new level.
Another major plus? You don’t have to eat a ton to feel satisfied. My kids were full after one slice, while I had a slice and a half, which was just right to satisfy my sweet tooth and keep me going all morning. To try it out for yourself (and you definitely should, read the full recipe and steps ahead.
Robert Irvine’s French Toast
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