Thursday, February 17, 2011
Spice Rack Challenge February: Orange French Toast
Yes, citrus is in season right now, but I always have a jar of dried orange peel on my shelf for when it isn't. For this month's Spice Rack Challenge, I wanted to share a favorite recipe for orange peel - either dried or fresh, it can be used interchangeably in this recipe. Challah bread makes the best french toast....and it is a great hot breakfast for a busy weekday morning.
Orange French Toast - serves 1 (multiply for more)
1 T or so vegetable oil
2 slices your favorite bread (I like challah)
1 teaspoon orange peel, either dried or freshly grated
1 T. water
In a nonstick pan, heat vegetable oil until hot. Meanwhile, slice bread, and beat eggs, orange and water in a shallow bowl. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, and brown on both sides in pan. Tastes great with pure Michigan maple syrup - I like to buy it at the farmer's market, but one year I tapped a maple and a cottonwood to make my own syrup. It's a ton of work!