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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  • 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 5 Tage
  • 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 Tage
  • Does he actually sleep with a watch on

    Ester FernandesEster FernandesVor 11 Tage
  • I doubt Alton drank both that coffee and the orange juice with his meal.

    HashbrownHashbrownVor 17 Tage
  • That is a lot of work in the morning.

    Angry Pepper shakerAngry Pepper shakerVor 24 Tage
  • I make them every Sunday morning 😍😋

    Vincenzo's PlateVincenzo's PlateVor 28 Tage
  • I’ll be back, boys

    The_RainWing LovelyThe_RainWing LovelyVor Monat
  • egg in garlic bread? What?

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

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

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

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

    Lucien ThomasLucien ThomasVor Monat
  • 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 Monat
  • Got a sinkful of dishes to eat two slices of bread. Time for an English muffin.

    Brian Franey Sr.Brian Franey Sr.Vor Monat
  • 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 Monat
  • RIP ever being able to leave any food out (bread) because of roaches and cats

    Toki KToki KVor Monat
  • No vanilla? No cinnamon ?

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

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

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

    TioshTioshVor Monat
  • No cinnamon? No nutmeg? No vanilla? Eweeee

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

    FrnchFriezFrnchFriezVor Monat
  • Where is the cinnamon

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

    Nikolai KalashnikovNikolai KalashnikovVor Monat
    • Nikolai Kalashnikov make it yourself

      WalnutTimeWalnutTimeVor Monat
  • For a while Jack in the Box had French toast. It. Was. Amazing.

    Kai VickersKai VickersVor Monat
  • 2019

    Daniel MooreDaniel MooreVor Monat
  • 4:35 your oven was off Alton

    Aaron B.Aaron B.Vor Monat
  • Can vouch that the extra effort makes these DELICIOUS

    LullabyeLauraLullabyeLauraVor Monat
  • 0:03 Awesome slippers!

    SurvivingGamerSurvivingGamerVor Monat
  • SCREACHHH at 4:53 - literally unwatchable.

    DeepSyntaxDeepSyntaxVor Monat
    • actually it is figuratively unwatchable...

      rillloudmotherrillloudmotherVor Monat
  • This looks delicious but I think Alton forgot the vanilla extract.

    Justme77Justme77Vor Monat
  • please don’t microwave plastics 😬😬😬

    poolahpotpoolahpotVor Monat
  • One of my favs. Excellent job Alton!

    Shawn CaldwellShawn CaldwellVor Monat
  • What bread did he use? I forgot the episode.

    Michael SMichael SVor Monat
  • Eh.. mine's better. and less complicated. and faster. But your way is cute.

    Mark BradleyMark BradleyVor Monat
    • Mark, as a neutral observer, would you allow me to watch and try your french toast in order to verify your assessment that your method of making french toast is better, less complicated, faster, and less cute than Alton's method of making french toast?

      291 uyt291 uytVor Monat
  • Why no cinnamon that’s the main part of it

    Rocco.costRocco.costVor Monat
  • I have to make this! Prepping as we speak!

    I am BeverageI am BeverageVor Monat
  • I don't know why I'm watching this at 10:00 at night

    Reina AranaReina AranaVor 2 Monate
  • Definitely not the way you cook french toast.

    #29#29Vor 2 Monate
  • The man is a legend.

  • Man, I just soak a slice of bread in eggs, fry it, and maple syrup it

    Jayden FarleyJayden FarleyVor 2 Monate
  • I fry it then toast it in the toaster

    fitness_with _boobiefitness_with _boobieVor 2 Monate
  • surprised he uses the whole egg.. so much better with just the yolk.

    Sean O'NeilSean O'NeilVor 2 Monate
  • Put the toast in the oven but the oven was off

    Brian BaerBrian BaerVor 2 Monate
  • 3:54 *IM SATISFIED*

    I have a questionI have a questionVor 2 Monate
  • Who put the eggs back in the fridge?!?! ??????

    DozoDozoVor 2 Monate
  • I used to watch Good Eats to fall asleep in high school. I learned a lot about cooking, half asleep 😴 🍳

    SammmuelaSammmuelaVor 2 Monate
  • Untoasted breads is toasty

    Riko SaikawaRiko SaikawaVor 2 Monate
  • They posted this video to youtube on Alton Brown's birthday.

    TMK 22TMK 22Vor 3 Monate
  • No cinnamon or vanilla? Wanker..

    NathanNathanVor 3 Monate
  • New title suggestion: " How to complicate French Toast "

    cornflkeboy1cornflkeboy1Vor 3 Monate
  • I used to watch this when I was little. The beginning when it's night coupled with my nostalgia gives this such a beautifully homey feel for me.

    Mr GritsterMr GritsterVor 3 Monate
  • the oven was off when he put the French toast in at the end of the video.......ooops editor!

    mrbear1302mrbear1302Vor 3 Monate
  • 4:53 That noise with the fork and plate really ruined this video!

    ChiKeytatiOonChiKeytatiOonVor 3 Monate
  • this is the most late 90s/early 00s cooking bit I've ever scene. Bad self aware jokes, "edgy" lighting and camera cuts etc

    forever314forever314Vor 3 Monate
  • This video is about to hit 10 years old, no wonder it's in my recommended feed.

    dennis sweeneydennis sweeneyVor 3 Monate
  • Well, his pancakes are the titts so his french toast must be too.

    Free manFree manVor 3 Monate
  • cooking for GEEKS 101 yaaaaas! 💋👓⌚👓💋👓 bring back real cooking programs!!

    Doctor FelineDoctor FelineVor 3 Monate
  • Also use something similar to that of a brioche, as the extra fat from the eggs and butter help stabilize it.

    Benjamin LiangBenjamin LiangVor 3 Monate
  • I don't think the over is necessary, & not worth heating up the house, unless it's winter time, but even then I don't think it's necessary, it's not going to make that big a difference

    Carl SchmiedekeCarl SchmiedekeVor 3 Monate
  • he looks like a crazy scientist

    tokon chyotokon chyoVor 4 Monate
  • Good job, nice video! 👍

  • Alton: What kinda dish you want me to bring over for Thanksgiving so I can get started Me: Alton it’s July Alton: Yeah I know

    Waffle RangerWaffle RangerVor 5 Monate
  • *Nukes honey in the plastic bear* Is that legal?

    Waffle RangerWaffle RangerVor 5 Monate
  • Seems kind of bland without cinnamon. I like to add vanilla too.

    Major KongMajor KongVor 5 Monate
  • 1:44 What did he say?

    Lil MonstarLil MonstarVor 5 Monate
  • I thought it was bazinga

    Jake paul 687Jake paul 687Vor 5 Monate
  • I used to watch this with my dad this gives me so much nostalgia

    Sunset FoxSunset FoxVor 5 Monate
  • I like to throw in some orange zest in the custard mix

    Jeff BrehoveJeff BrehoveVor 6 Monate
  • Um. Isn’t there cinnamon.

    Cherry BlossomCherry BlossomVor 6 Monate
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