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Denny's Fabulous French Toast

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 5.00. Votes: 7
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Menu Description: "Three thick slices grilled golden brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar."

This popular breakfast choice at America's number one diner chain takes center stage on the cover of the menu. Three slices of thick bread are dipped in a slightly sweet egg batter, browned to perfection and served up with a dusting of powdered sugar, some soft butter and thick maple syrup on the side. Find the thick-sliced Texas toast bread in your bakery, or use any white bread that's sliced around 3/4-inch thick. This recipe will make enough for two servings of three slices each, and it's the perfect recipe for waking up a special someone with breakfast in bed. 

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 slices thick bread (such as Texas toast)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter
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  • Maple syrup
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      1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

      2. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium/low heat. When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of butter. If butter smokes, your pan is too hot, turn down the heat.

      3. Drop each bread slice into the batter for about 30 seconds per side. Let some of the batter drip off then drop the bread into the buttered pan. Cook each battered bread slice for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Add more butter to the pan as needed to cook all the French toast.

      4. Serve three slices of French toast per plate. Dust each serving with a little powdered sugar (tap it through a strainer), with some maple syrup on the side.

      Makes 2 servings.

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Jaddis Lightner
Mar 20, 2013, 21:00

I've never been to Denny's, but this french toast is, well, Fabulous! It's the best I've ever tasted, and it isn't as soggy as most varieties! I used a bread pan to mix up the egg mixture; it worked pretty well.

Feb 20, 2012, 22:00

I've never had it at Denny's, but I tried this anyway. All of us loved it. Much more substantial than my normal French toast and a whole lot better. We'll have it for dinner when we have 'Breakfast for Supper' days.