Diner-style French Toast


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 8 (3/4–inch-thick) slices challah or other rich, dense bread
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup (for serving)


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Heat a large griddle or 2 cast-iron or nonstick skillets over medium. Brush with a thin coating of oil, then a thin coating of butter.
  3. Working in batches, dip each slice of bread into egg mixture. Cook, flipping halfway through, until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread, brushing griddle with remaining oil and butter as needed. Dust French toast with powdered sugar just before serving. Serve with maple syrup alongside.

from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/diner-style-french-toast