Grilled French Toast Kebabs
30 minutes, plus overnight for the loaf to stand. Three tricks for perfect results: Use day-old bread, cut each bread cube to include some crust, and soak the skewers.
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon
1 loaf (1 lb.) day-old pain au levain
3/4 cup whole milk
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Maple or berry syrup
Powdered sugar (optional)
Soak 12 wooden skewers (10 to 12 in.) in water to cover for 20 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium (350°).
Cut enough bread into 1-in. chunks, including some crust on each, to make 2 qts; save extra for other uses.
Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Mix in bread to coat, then thread onto skewers.
Oil cooking grate, using tongs and an oiled wad of paper towels. Grill skewers, covered, until browned, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.
Serve with butter and syrup and dust with powdered sugar if you like.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Servings Serves 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 322Calories from Fat 22
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 7.9g13%
- Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
- Cholesterol 216mg72%
- Sodium 584mg25%
- Total Carbohydrate 46g16%
- Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
- Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.