"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Kevin's Pistachio-Crusted French Toast

This is not the healthiest recipe but looked so gourmet and tasted wonderful. You could always sub out the naughty bread and use sprouted or whole grain...I am not sure it would taste as good.

4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 T. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
8 (1 inch thick) slices of white bread/Texas toast/challah
2 cups of pistachios, crushed or 2 cups of slivered almonds
2 T. butter
Powdered sugar for dusting

1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Butter a large baking dish. In a bowl, mix the first
6 ingredients and whisk.
2. Heat a large skillet. One by one, dip bread into egg mixture and then dip in the ground pistachios coating them evenly on both sides.
3. Add butter to skillet and brown toast for two minutes per side and transfer to baking dish. Bake the toast for 15 minutes.
4. To serve, spoon powdered sugar over each piece. Serve with hot jam, maple syrup or a fresh berry compote.


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