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Brunch Just Got Better: Grilled French Toast

Just in time for Mother’s Day is Grilled French Toast!! This is excellent on its own but is EVEN BETTER when served as a French Toast- Strawberry Shortcake rendition. Now here is an easy recipe that will make people think you are the grilling Goddess!


Whole Loaf Bread (white, italian, challah- brioche is great too!)
Eggs (5-6 for the entire loaf)
1 tsp vanilla
cinammon- dash or two
2 tbls (or more)milk
**2 -3 tblsp. Triple Sec, Cointreau, grand marnier or orange juce- optional
non stick spray
Additional Ingredients to make a “Strawberry shortcake” version:
1 pint. strawberries
1-2 tbls spoons balsamic vinegar
2-3 tblsp sugar or splenda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
whipped cream, cool whip OR creme fraiche (now that would make it super yummy)
Before preheating your grill to medium heat, spray non-stick spray on the grates. This will cut down on the bread sticking.
1) beat your eggs and add the milk, vanilla, cinammon and optional triple sec to the mixture.
2) cut your slices of bread pretty thick because they are going to be going on the grill. Think of the thickness of a NY strip or slightly thicker.. (see pics)
3) dip slices in egg mixture and make sure they get good and saturated
4) once the grill is good and hot at medium, place your slices on the grill and cook until there are grill marks on one side. Be careful not to burn and then switch sides.
(at the same time I will cook sausage links or pattys on the grill)
Strawberry Compote mixture for filling: (make beforehand so it can thicken)
mix cut up strawberries with vinegar, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Serve the french toast slices with strawberries and whipped creme sandwiched on the inside.
Copious amounts of powdered sugar, mimosas and bloody marys are encouraged too!
I originally got this recipe from Sandra Lee as Seen in Southern Lady and have adapted it slightly.
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4 Responses to Brunch Just Got Better: Grilled French Toast

  1. from my motorhome to yours May 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    french toast looks yummy

  2. Alisa@Foodista May 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

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  3. Tom May 20, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    Owwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhh, this looks good! I have two grills; will have to try!

  4. AndreaQ May 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    what a great idea!!

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