This style of French toast is not even close to the standard American "I'm late for work" version, which is usually a couple slices of thin white bread dipped in egg and fried. New Orleans-style French toast is much thicker, and is dipped in a custard batter before being lightly sautéed, and finished in the oven. The inside of the bread has a moist, bread pudding-like texture, and the outside gets crisp and golden. So, the next time you're about to lose a loaf of bread, find this great recipe.
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