How to Make Perfect French Toast
French toast is a satisfying comfort food for any time of day. Check out a step-by-step how-to from the experts in Food Network Kitchen for perfect slices, every time.
The Finished Product
Check out our step-by-step how-to, then dig in to perfect French toast with plenty of maple syrup.
Get the Recipe: Classic French Toast
Gather (clockwise from top left) half-and-half, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, salt, butter and vanilla.
Thick slices of slightly stale bread make the best French toast.
Crack eggs on a flat surface and open them from the top to keep eggshell shards out of your bowl.
Whisk the eggs, half-and-half and spices together.
Pour into a shallow baking dish.
Soak slices in the egg mixture just until they absorb the liquid — 30 seconds on each side should do it.
Don’t pack the baking dish full; the bread will get soggy if it soaks too long.
Heat butter until the bubbles subside.
Then add the bread.
Cook Until Golden
Keep an eye on the heat, adjusting it as necessary for even browning.