French Toast (Alton Brown) Recipe

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French Toast (Alton Brown)
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  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
  • 4 tbsp butter


  1. In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1266.01 Kcal (5301 kJ)
Calories from fat 202.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.51g 35%
Cholesterol 192.42mg 64%
Sodium 2369.38mg 99%
Potassium 139.3mg 3%
Total Carbs 211.41g 70%
Sugars 8.61g 34%
Protein 50.83g 102%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 88.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 209.93 Kcal (879 kJ)
Calories from fat 33.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.73g 35%
Cholesterol 31.91mg 64%
Sodium 392.88mg 99%
Potassium 23.1mg 3%
Total Carbs 35.05g 70%
Sugars 1.43g 34%
Protein 8.43g 102%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 4%
Calcium 14.7mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.2
  • 33

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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