Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eggs in the City

There is this restaurant a block down the street, called "Eggs and the City". We have been going to for years. We usually go there for special occasions and when company is town. Since we can walk there now, we have had to refrain from going every single Saturday morning. But our favorite waitress, covered in all her amazing tattoos of Starry night and Marilyn Monroe, one on each arm, divulged the recipe for the french toast, the reason for are weekly appearance. It has the best french toast, let me reiterate this, this french toast is the BEST. FRENCH. TOAST. EVER. SERIOUSLY. So after a year of perfecting the recipe, I am ready to divulge to all you lucky people. It isn't an exact science, so bare with me.

6 slices of Sourdough Bread
2 Eggs
3/4 c Milk
Dash of Salt
4 TB Butter, melted
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1 TB Vanilla
1 TB Cinnamon

First you start with sourdough bread. This is key. The grocery store didn't have sourdough that was already sliced, so our slices are... unique.

I scaled this batch for two eggs and 6 average slices of bread. I just add enough milk to cover the eggs. I would say about 3/4 of a cup?
Make the eggs nice and frothy with a wisk, and add a dash of salt

In a pie tin, add the following: Brown Sugar, Melted Butter, Vanilla and Cinnamon. For two eggs; I use 4 tablespoons butter, a couple of tablespoons of vanilla, cinnamon, and a 1/4 Cup brown sugar-ish.
I just kinda throw it all together.

Soak the bread in the eggs and then in the brown sugar mixture. The toast takes a little bit longer to cook than french toast that isn't covered in a terrific sugar coating. You have to make the sugar slightly crunchy, like creme brulee.

When the toast is done, please be sure to smother in syrup. Because they just aren't sweet enough already, right? We usually just pile all the glorious toast on one plate and cover in syrup and share. That way we really can't tell how much we are eating.
I hope you enjoy this French Toast as much as we do. It is our favorite Saturday morning treat, or Tuesday night treat or Sunday afternoon treat. Basically we eat it whenever we need something sweet.

Love Love

1 comment :

  1. Thank You! I'm going to make this on Saturday morning!