Grilled Vanilla French Toast


  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. half and half
  • One 9- to 10-in. loaf of brioche,
        challah or white sandwich bread,
        sliced ¾ in. thick (about 12 slices),
        lightly toasted
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • Butter and maple syrup or jam, for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium. In a shallow baking dish, whisk the eggs with the sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Whisk in the half & half.
  2. Working in batches, add the slices of bread to the egg mixture and turn to coat; let stand until well soaked, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grates, then grill the soaked bread over moderately high heat until dark brown grill marks form on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip and grill for about 2 minutes longer, until the French toast is cooked through.
  4. Transfer to plates and serve with butter and maple syrup or jam.

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