Italian French Toast

Italian French Toast
Serves 6
6 eggs
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 tbsp. finely minced fresh thyme, plus more for garnish, if desired
¼ tsp. hot sauce
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more as needed
1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more as needed
1 loaf challah bread, sliced ¾" thick
¾ cup freshly grated Grana Padano cheese (from the Specialty Cheese Department), plus more for serving
- pasta sauce, your choice of flavor, warmed, to taste

In a 9x13" glass baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, thyme and hot sauce. Working in batches, soak bread in egg mixture for 1 ½ min., turning once. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in 1 tbsp. oil on a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Use a wadded paper towel to evenly coat griddle with melted butter mixture. Just before cooking, sprinkle one side of each piece of soaked bread with cheese; cook several slices at a time, cheese side down, on the hot griddle until dark golden-brown (2-3 min. per side), flipping once. Add more butter and oil between batches, as needed. Serve with warm sauce and additional cheese.

Find It!

  • Find challah bread on the Artisan Bread Table.