start with some bread, a few eggs, and butter and voila! you've got french toast. right? well, maybe not so fast. french toast has few ingredients, and it's a quick-cooking recipe for sure, so it seems like it should be pretty straightforward. but for a dish so common, it's not that hard to make poorly. there's the burnt-outsides-and-raw-insides problem, that unpleasant-center-layer-of-un-eggy-bread issue, and the over-soaking-until-the-bread-falls-apart conundrum.
the real trick to making classic french toast is to pay close attention while you soak and cook. we're going to show you how to do it well so you always have the french toast you deserve.