Prep time: 10 min;
Cook time: 15 min;
Total time: 25 min.
Wow! Take a look at that gorgeous loaf of challah bread.
I tossed the sopping wet french toast right over direct heat. Don't worry - it will stick. Yes you read that correctly, it will stick a bit. There's nothing you can do. To make it pretty just make sure that the toast has a nice char on one side before flipping. That will help the sticking a bit. Its really a guessing game at this point but I'd look to flip it around 2-3 minutes.
After the direct heat grilling I moved the french toast to indirect heat. Let the french toast bake for 5-10 minutes until its finished. Yup it stuck a bit, but that's ok. If you are scared about the sticking keep reading, I'll show you how to do it in a skillet down below.
Melt some butter on top and drizzle with maple syrup. I was surprised how well this recipe turned out. It had a nice outside and the typical moist flavorful french toast inside. Looking back I wish I would have topped it with powdered sugar.
Now, for those of you who are a bit skeptical on tossing french toast directly over direct heat its now time to break out your cast iron skillet.
The cast iron skillet charcoal grill combo is just a classic combination. I love using my cast iron on the grill. To start I tossed a couple tablespoons of butter right in the skillet and let it melt. Then I placed the french toast right in the hot butter.
Now this looks a bit more like normal french toast. I flipped the toast after 2-3 minutes while keeping the skillet over direct coals.
After the french toast is nicely browned remove it from the skillet and place it over indirect heat just like before. It took about 5 minutes on each side to finish cooking. The grill heat was pretty low at this point (around 300 F) so I knew I wasn't going to overcook it.
The french toast from the skillet worked really well. However, I am partial towards the direct grate method described above. Call me nuts but I think its just a little more rustic to toss the french toast directly over the coals. Regardless of how you do it this is a pretty great grilled french toast recipe!
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