Get your full-on flavorful morning rush solution right here: French toast you make and eat on the same plate.
Imagine a weekday morning when you darn near need power tools to wedge your kids—or even yourself—out of bed. The clock ticks. You want to make sure everyone gets off with a good, solid breakfast. But everything’s moving in super sllllllooowww motion—the whole world feels like it’s stuck in glue—except for that clock that keeps ticking faster and faster.
“C’mon, man, that’s my life EVERYDAY!”
So here’s just one way to make that dash to the kitchen for something warm and good productive before you jump out the door to face the outside world: microwave cooked French toast. The only downside to making French toast in the microwave oven is that you can’t get the slightly crispy crust on the surface of the bread the way you can when it’s cooked in the frying pan. But the positives way outnumber that one slight negative. For me, the coolest thing about making French toast in the microwave oven is using the same plate to soak, cook and eat the French toast from—which greatly cuts down on cleanup afterwards—with no compromise in flavor.
Preparation Time: 2-3 minutes
Cooking Time: about 2 minutes
1 Slice of Bread (I like using whole grain bread for more flavor and nutrition)
Dash of Salt (optional, but helps make eggs fluffy)
Microwave Oven Safe Plate
1. Spray a microwave oven safe plate with a light, even coat of cooking spray.
Break one egg onto the plate.
3. Add a dash of salt, …
… a splash of milk (about as shown), …
… and a shot of vanilla extract.
4. Stir the ingredients vigorously with a fork until they are well mixed together.
5. Lay a slice of bread flat in the egg mixture, turn the bread over so that both sides get wet evenly, and let the bread soak for at least 1-2 minutes.
6. Put the plate with the egg-soaked bread on it in the middle of the microwave oven, and cook using your microwave oven 100% power or HIGH heat setting for about 2 minutes. NOTE: I used a 1200 watt microwave oven and cooked the piece of bread shown here for 2 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave oven watt power.
7. After cooking, carefully remove the plate from the microwave oven using two hands to hold the plate by the edge, and check the French toast for DONENESS as shown in the pictures that follow.
FRENCH TOAST DONENESS
French toast is safely cooked when the eggs are solid throughout with no runny liquid as shown here. If, however, …
… the eggs in your French toast are undercooked like this—still runny and wet, …
8. Top the freshly cooked French toast with a shake of ground cinnamon, …
…a dusting of sugar, and serve warm.
Images courtesy of Bruce Tretter