A friend and I bond on a few issues: one of which is our loathing of foodies. She finds them “irritating”, I find them creepy (I don’t like porn in any of its forms). “A splash of this, a drizzle of that”. Fuck you and please give me measurements in teaspoons. Anyway, this is a simple recipe that is also very tasty, fast, and pleasing to the eye. Also very high-fat, another foodie value.
1 small-sized loaf uncut bread (challah or sourdough is best)
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinammon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix the eggs and half and half until well combined. Whisk in sugar and remaining spices. Cut the bread into inch-thick diagonal slices (will make about six). Place slices in a baking dish (there shouldn’t be too much room left around the slices). Pour the batter over the slices and allow to sit about five minutes. Turn each slice and allow to sit five minutes more.
While waiting for the slices, heat a skillet over medium heat. Cut the strawberries and splash on some vinegar and a bit of sugar. Mix and let set. Add oil to the pan and fry slices on low-medium heat, covered. Flip, cover, and cook other side; slices are done when both sides are golden brown.
Serve while warm! Six large slices that serve about four people.