What about some French Toast for breakfast? Sounds good, right? It is one of the best things that can happen to you in the morning – or afternoon – also in the evening… depends what time you get up :P
The fist time I can think of having French Toast was back in the days in Las Vegas ;) Of course we have something similar here in Germany – it is called “Arme Ritter” and I have eaten that already, but regarding real French Toast, Las Vegas was my first time :P
While I was working in the U.S. we travelled a lot to see as much as we could while in the states. For short trips we normally headed to beaches in Sarasota, St. Pete or Miami – when we had a bit more time, we tried to see other states like California, Texas or in this case Nevada. Las Vegas is a really fun place to spend some time. My first time there was end of the 90s – many of the old hotels were still there, many of those you can see there now did not exist ;) But one well known Hotel was there and is still there as far as I know – the Golden Nugget. It is one of the oldest hotels/casinos in Las Vegas, located on what is called today “Freemont Street Experience” aka. Old Town – not the well known Las Vegas Strip :P It is the older part of the city where it all started.
Why am I telling you this? Well – I had my first French Toast there – and it was amazing :) I like the stuff you get in the U.S. for breakfast a lot to be honest. I liked the Golden Nugget French Toast so much that I took the recipe back home (you could get a print) – and I kept it for years and years and made French Toast back home in Germany. A lot ;) It was a really nice memory. Unfortunately the recipe got lost at some point – guess I have to go back to Vegas some day :P
Oh and the French Toast Sticks – delicious – the “sticky” version of the original dish :P Make it and enjoy it!
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
4 slices thick-cut toast
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (175g) heavy cream
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
butter, for frying
fresh fruits or berries
4 Scheiben Toast, dick geschnitten
2 Eier (L)
2 TL Zimt
1 EL Zucker
1 TL Vanille Extrakt
Butter zum Anbraten
frische Früchte oder Beeren
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. In a soup plate mix eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extrakt until well combined. Place the toast sticks in that mixture, turn around and let soak until all sides are covered with the mixture – let excess coating drip off a bit.
3. Heat up a large pan and add some butter, fry the sticks from all sides until golden brown. Serve hot with maple syrup and some berries or fruits.
2. Die Eier, Sahne, Zimt, Zucker und Vanille Extrakt in einem Suppenteller (oder ähnlichem) verrühren, bis alles gut durchgemixt ist. Die Toaststreifen in die Mixtur tauchen und wenden, bis sie komplett eingeweicht sind – was zu viel ist, abtropfen lassen.
3. Eine große Pfanne erhitzen und etwas Butter darin schmelzen lassen – die Toaststreifen von allen Seiten goldbraun anbraten. Heiß mit Ahornsirup und Früchten oder Beeren servieren.
Here is a version of the recipe you can print easily.
- 4 slices thick-cut toast
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup (175g) heavy cream
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- butter, for frying
- maple syrup
- fresh fruits or berries
- Cut each slice of toast into 4 sticks and set aside.
- In a soup plate mix eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extrakt until well combined. Place the toast sticks in that mixture, turn around and let soak until all sides are covered with the mixture - let excess coating drip off a bit.
- Heat up a large pan and add some butter, fry the sticks from all sides until golden brown. Serve hot with maple syrup and some berries or fruits.
- Enjoy frying!