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Kentucky French Toast

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Did you know that French Toast did not even get invented by the French?  French Toast actually dates back to the day of the Romans.  The French refer to French Toast as “pain perdu” or “lost bread”.  French Toast has always been a staple food for centuries, and French Toast came about by making use of stale bread, by soaking it in an egg and milk mixture and frying it.  Well anyhow, my version of French Toast originated in Kentucky in my country kitchen, so I guess I’ll just call it Kentucky French Toast.  This recipe has a blend of spices and sugar that compliments the egg mixture.  I know you’ll like it!

Here’s how I made it….

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Okay, first I used some thick Texas Toast bread…but you can you regular bread, sourdough, brioche, or any kind you want really…and no it wasn’t leftover stale bread, but stale bread works great for French Toast…

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Next, I added some pure vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg…

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And whisked it together really well and set it aside…

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Next I sliced up some fresh strawberries and sprinkled them lightly with sugar…

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Then I mixed in some cut up kiwi and blueberries, and I later added a sliced banana when I was ready to serve it, but you can add any fruit you wanna add…then I set it aside while I fixed the French Toast…

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Next I heated a griddle and brushed it with real butter…

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Then I dipped the bread into the egg mixture…making sure I soaked each side good…you want the egg mixture to soak through the piece of bread…

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I placed the soaked bread onto the hot buttered griddle…

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And as soon as the bread was golden brown on the bottom, I flipped it over…

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I went ahead and buttered the top side, while waiting for the second side to brown…

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Then I plated it….

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and topped it with fruit…followed by a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar…

Now was that easy or what…

Enjoy my friends!!!


Kentucky French Toast

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 6 1x


A delicious thick French Toast that has a warm touch of spices that compliments the eggs and is topped with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar. Yummy!



  • 67 slices Texas Toast bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • Assorted fresh fruit
  • Powdered sugar for dusting fruit
  • 34 tablespoons real butter


  1. Break eggs into a bowl that is big enough for dipping the bread in. Whisk the eggs. Add the milk and whisk again to combine. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and whisk again and set mixture aside.
  2. Prepare fruit as desired and set aside. If using bananas, reserve them until ready to serve the French Toast before slicing.
  3. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees and brush with real butter.
  4. Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture, allowing a few seconds for each side of the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
  5. Place the bread onto the hot griddle. Flip the bread when it is golden brown on the bottom. Butter the top side while the second side is browning.
  6. When both sides are golden brown, transfer the bread to a plate. Top with fresh fruit, followed by a dusting of powdered sugar…
  7. Serve hot!


  • I used fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and bananas, but any fruit can be used.
  • Any type of bread can be used for this French Toast, such as sourdough, brioche, regular thin sliced bread or stale bread. Stale bread makes excellent French Toast.

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