Alton Brown Makes French Toast | Food Network

Alton shuffles into the kitchen to make a breakfast treat: French toast.
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French Toast
Level: Easy
Total: 34 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 24 min
Yield: 4 servings
1 cup half-and-half
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
4 tablespoons butter
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.
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.
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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  • hi you cooked this after I was born 😂

    Tiffany TangkereTiffany TangkereVor Tag
  • Hm...This is an interesting method of doing it.

    HMiche93HMiche93Vor 19 Tage
  • Food Network used to have positive constructive programming, very entertaining. Now it has screaming morons putting down each other. Very negative. I haven't watched that depressing network for quite a while now.

    TheNostromozeroTheNostromozeroVor 22 Tage
  • The creator of tik tok transitions

    diane Lidiane LiVor 23 Tage
  • Love Alton ! He makes cooking fun!!

    Diane PowellDiane PowellVor Monat
  • Alright so after 10 years I’m finally decided. There wasn’t actually an 8 hour gap in that jump cut. Literally unwatchable. How could you, Alton.

    Matt TMatt TVor Monat
  • We will make this soon

  • "Racks on racks"-Alton Brown

    Steven MSteven MVor Monat
  • I let the bread soak all night. Only, you have to use a spatula to get them out of the soaking pan... since it becomes liquid bread. Then fried in butter to solidify the outside and then baked.

    Agent 1110Agent 1110Vor Monat
  • They look a little dry. I think they could have taken a little more custard.

    SiriusMinedSiriusMinedVor 2 Monate
  • Alton Brown here: *makes french toast* Good Eats: Reloaded: I have a new way of making french toast better than that is making.

    Jaylynn StrongJaylynn StrongVor 2 Monate
  • I miss this show

    03bubbachuck03bubbachuckVor 2 Monate
  • okay im sorry.. but I make french toast that is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside every time I make it. I literally just use a couple eggs and milk, dip the bread and fry it with some butter in a pan, takes like 10 mins tops. This is just WAY to much for some french toast lol... Besides that he doesn't use peanut butter. Alton, you have to put peanut butter and syrup on your french toast. Nothing better!

    BethBethVor 2 Monate
  • Only idiots put empty egg shells back in the container

    TheFrizbaloidTheFrizbaloidVor 2 Monate
  • Its like the camera man touched the lense and didnt clean it

    900bz900bzVor 2 Monate
  • No vanilla extract in the custard? No cinnamon?

    ursafan40ursafan40Vor 2 Monate
  • I love a little cinnamon and vanilla plus a bit of sugar but you did put honey hmmm

    Susan AndersonSusan AndersonVor 2 Monate
  • His batter didn’t have any sugar in it!!! Just honey?? Not even CINNAMON??? And syrup later??? This is fackin blasphemy

    TheSynysterVyrusTheSynysterVyrusVor 2 Monate
  • It's weird in Europe, more so, in Spain, "French" toast is basically 3 eggs bit of milk, salt n pepper, dunk the bread and fry on pan with butter??? Weird americans

    Keano MurroKeano MurroVor 2 Monate
  • Savages, do chocolate milk, Dan

    Dan MillerDan MillerVor 2 Monate
  • This was made in 2009 ?

    Coralie and Yann-EmilieCoralie and Yann-EmilieVor 2 Monate
    • @Harry Ballsak Wow

      Coralie and Yann-EmilieCoralie and Yann-EmilieVor 2 Monate
    • No 2003 read the date at the end of the video. it was uploaded in 2009.

      Harry BallsakHarry BallsakVor 2 Monate
  • Eminem = Rap God Alton Brown = Food God

    Stryker SteelStryker SteelVor 2 Monate
  • No vanilla extract? I wonder why not.

    Asim AlamAsim AlamVor 2 Monate
  • Those look awesome, but what kind of bread is that?

    broomstermbroomstermVor 2 Monate
  • No vanilla no cin no nutmeg Alton? Thoughts ??

    Christina MasdenChristina MasdenVor 3 Monate
  • No vanilla?! What kind of philistine are you, Alton?!?

    DrewsyferDrewsyferVor 3 Monate
  • When I was in Elementary School I would watch Food Network all the Time I love good Eats Rachel Ray 30 Minutes Meals and Emeril Live!

    Isaac GonzalezIsaac GonzalezVor 3 Monate
  • i miss his show man

    Toonyman B. StudiosToonyman B. StudiosVor 3 Monate
  • Ah yes, the son of Parson Brown.

    Infinite FretboardInfinite FretboardVor 3 Monate
  • I would only want 1 egg since I hate eggy French Toast. Also I saw Gordon Ramsey say not to crack the eggs directly into the mix because of possible shells. And letting them sit 30 seconds is a no no. The reason he has to stick them into the oven after is because he drenched them in the mix!

    VL123VL123Vor 3 Monate
  • My french toast is faster for myself one large egg half the volume of with whole milk and some cinnamon wisked The bread would be Arnold's Brick oven bread laid out in the fridge to dry it out I do this first before prep. The other thing I do is prep a salty breakfast meat Smoked Ham or a pork roll, Bacon, Turkey Bacon cause will I drizzle on some maple syrup on the toast. If I nailed it the bread will have some crunch at least on the edges But really prep time less than 10 minutes. Will the fats, salts and textures at least for me really good eats !

    Kevin JonesKevin JonesVor 3 Monate
  • Good recipe, I just didn't like the stale bread.

    John RicciJohn RicciVor 4 Monate
  • What was the word or phrase he said at 1:44?

    MythicEpitaphMythicEpitaphVor 4 Monate
  • Sorry but a dash of vanilla extract and cinnemon is key.

    robotsrulerobotsruleVor 4 Monate
  • I buy thick cut Texas toast bread from Kroger. Every time I buy it, it's just stale enough to make perfect french toast right out of the bag. Also, I add a tiny bit of cinnamon powder and a tbsp of vanilla flavor to the custard and it gives it amazing flavor. Stack em, add some butter, pour some maple syrup on top, serve with strawberries and blueberries, and it's breakfast perfection.

    Fred BaggsFred BaggsVor 4 Monate
  • Idk why he reminds me of the joker

    ALL 4 One GamingALL 4 One GamingVor 5 Monate
  • Alright guys, my custard has been made, my cream has been whipped, and my bread has been racked. I’ll update tomorrow if it’s good. It was delicious. Everybody loved it.

    Charlie_MarioCharlie_MarioVor 5 Monate
    • WalnutTime same. Let’s see how it turns out for either of us.

      Gogo LalaGogo LalaVor 5 Monate
  • I would not be cooking my French toast twice, I would just make it good eggnog which is wonderful for french toast

    Daniel ApletDaniel ApletVor 5 Monate
  • I prefer rather that my bread be toasted before dropping into the egg mixture, it just adds a better texture to the French Toast IMO.

    Kenny HKenny HVor 5 Monate
  • Alton Brown's tooth paste commercial played after ftw

    Raph ReyesRaph ReyesVor 6 Monate
  • This technique is a game changer. I didn't follow the custard recipe, but I did do everything else in the video and it WORKS. If you are here to complain that there is no cinnamon in the batter, don't forget that you can just add it?? You don't have to follow a recipe exactly guys.

    Lisa PizzaLisa PizzaVor 6 Monate
    • @Roberts Email honestly, I used a recipe for french toast casserole from Ree Drummond that I found on Google the other day, and it turned out real good! It was l like... Milk, heavy cream (I had half and half so I used that), eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla. I added cinnamon AND triple sec, because I like a lil orange flavor in my french toast.

      Lisa PizzaLisa PizzaVor 6 Monate
    • what custard recipe do you follow if you don't mind me asking?

      Roberts EmailRoberts EmailVor 6 Monate
  • Thumbs down for the fork screech at the end.

    Eric GonzalezEric GonzalezVor 6 Monate
  • why stale bread ? lightly toasted works fine.

    Steven VanSteven VanVor 6 Monate
  • Uh 1 too many eggs me thinks... and I hardly ever doubt the great Alton brown. But damned, three eggs to a cup of milk?!?! Two is fine.

    Perfection47Perfection47Vor 6 Monate
    • Perfection47 this already has a high ratio of liquid to eggs. Two is not fine.

      Charlie_MarioCharlie_MarioVor 2 Monate
  • I need cinnamon on mine.

    Dennis ValdezDennis ValdezVor 7 Monate
  • Yesssss

    Death EaterDeath EaterVor 7 Monate
  • Whos watching 2019 👇

    smothielavela Msmothielavela MVor 7 Monate
  • My high school teacher followed the same method down to the type of bread used but he liked adding a fruit compote with his french toast when he made some for the class. I wonder if he got it from watching your show? For all wondering it tasted amazing!

    Katie DeuschleKatie DeuschleVor 7 Monate
  • You know, I'm sure it tastes great, but who wants to spend all that prep time and cooking for French toast?!

    Dan MDan MVor 8 Monate
  • I doubt Alton drank both that coffee and the orange juice with his meal.

    walterwalterVor 8 Monate
  • That is a lot of work in the morning.

    Angry Pepper shakerAngry Pepper shakerVor 8 Monate
  • I make them every Sunday morning 😍😋

    Vincenzo's PlateVincenzo's PlateVor 8 Monate
  • I’ll be back, boys

    The_RainWing LovelyThe_RainWing LovelyVor 8 Monate
  • egg in garlic bread? What?

    Rick JamesRick JamesVor 8 Monate
  • What kind.... of monster... makes French toast ....without CINNAMON????????

    Robert McCallenRobert McCallenVor 8 Monate
    • @Nah Bro Excuse me

      Robert McCallenRobert McCallenVor 7 Monate
  • I use to watch this guy all the time as kid with nunana

    Mariah FrancoisMariah FrancoisVor 8 Monate
  • he just told you to microwave a plastic bottle ahhhh

    MrZscMrZscVor 8 Monate
  • nothing you eat should ever go into a microwave but especially raw honey, radiation is incredibly destructive to it's benefits

    Lucien SteinLucien SteinVor 9 Monate
  • 2:03 Walks out of kitchen leaving eggs on counter. @ Walk back into kitchen with "cuppa Joe" No eggs. Did they hatch

    this is methis is meVor 9 Monate
  • Got a sinkful of dishes to eat two slices of bread. Time for an English muffin.

    Brian Franey Sr.Brian Franey Sr.Vor 9 Monate
  • I made this today. I found the video last night and realized I had the ingredients (I did add a little cinnamon) so I did what he said about setting it up beforehand, and it came out looking and tasting fantastic. And nothing fell apart, which is a first. (I only had regular store sandwich bread but it still came out *really* well.)

    Suzanne O'DellSuzanne O'DellVor 9 Monate
  • RIP ever being able to leave any food out (bread) because of roaches and cats

    Shuui CiShuui CiVor 9 Monate
    • Stick your bread in a low oven for a while. It will dry out nicely.

      Michael D'AubenMichael D'AubenVor 7 Monate
  • No vanilla? No cinnamon ?

    Sherri JohnsonSherri JohnsonVor 9 Monate
  • I have learned also That The cinnamon swirl bread Makes awesome French toast

    Elissa CelinoElissa CelinoVor 9 Monate
  • I always add cinnamon vanilla and nutmeg to my French toast that looks so bland

    Elissa CelinoElissa CelinoVor 9 Monate
  • .....the thumbnail pic isn't the actual french toast

    TioshTioshVor 9 Monate
  • No cinnamon? No nutmeg? No vanilla? Eweeee

    sidney Grossharsidney GrossharVor 9 Monate
  • .......WHO PUT THE EGGS AWAY!?!?!?!?

    FrnchFriezFrnchFriezVor 9 Monate
  • Where is the cinnamon

    Kyland QuantezKyland QuantezVor 9 Monate
  • Unfortunately, I have a problem finding high quality bread in my area :(

    Nikolai KalashnikovNikolai KalashnikovVor 9 Monate
    • @Perfection47 Never seen it in the bread isle or the Bakery Department... Good suggestion, but like I said: My area is very lacking in bread quality :(

      Nikolai KalashnikovNikolai KalashnikovVor 6 Monate
    • No. Just where the regular bags of bread are. A certain type of loaf of bread is cut much thicker and is referred to as “Texas toast” style bread.

      Perfection47Perfection47Vor 6 Monate
    • @Perfection47 The Texas toast in the freezer isle ?

      Nikolai KalashnikovNikolai KalashnikovVor 6 Monate
    • Grocery store Texas toast works perfect

      Perfection47Perfection47Vor 6 Monate
    • Nikolai Kalashnikov make it yourself

      Charlie_MarioCharlie_MarioVor 8 Monate
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