Brunch Just Got Better: Grilled French Toast
May 3, 2011
In honor of mother’s day, we’re turning to our very own Grill Grrrl for an amazing grilled French toast recipe. Breakfast in bed can’t get much better than this!
Just in time for Mother’s Day is Grilled French Toast!! This is excellent on its own but is EVEN BETTER when served as a French Toast- Strawberry Shortcake rendition. Now here is an easy recipe that will make people think you are the grilling Goddess!
* Whole Loaf Bread (white, Italian, Challah or brioche)
* Eggs (5-6 for the entire loaf)
* 1 tsp vanilla
* Cinammon- dash or two
* 2 tbsp (or more) milk
* Nonstick spray
** Optional: 2 -3 tbsp Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier or orange juice
Additional Ingredients to make a “Strawberry shortcake” version:
* 1 pint fresh strawberries
* 1-2 tbsp spoons balsamic vinegar
* 2-3 tbsp sugar or Splenda
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* Whipped cream, Cool Whip whipped topping OR crème fraiche (now that would make it super yummy)
Mix cut up strawberries with vinegar, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (make beforehand so it can thicken).
Before preheating your grill to medium heat, spray non-stick spray on the grates. This will cut down on the bread sticking.
1) Beat your eggs and add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and optional triple sec to the mixture.
2) Cut your slices of bread pretty thick because they are going to be going on the grill. Think of the thickness of a NY strip or slightly thicker
3) Dip slices in egg mixture and make sure they get good and saturated
4) Once the grill is good and hot at medium, place your slices on the grill and cook until there are grill marks on one side. Be careful not to burn and then switch sides.
(Note: I will cook sausage links or patties on the grill at the same time)
Serve the French toast slices with strawberries and whipped cream sandwiched on the inside.
Copious amounts of powdered sugar, mimosas and bloody maries are encouraged too!
I originally got this recipe from Sandra Lee as seen in Southern Lady and have adapted it slightly.