I saw this recipe on taste buds, a food blog that also participates in Tuesday's with Dorie. I love pecans and yummy breakfast, so I adapted it a little and we enjoyed it for Sunday breakfast. You really have got to try this!
I cooked this french toast in my electric skillet, which I love. It smelled great and tasted even better. The only advice I have is to make sure you cook it long enough on both sides, because it is tough to tell if the egg is all the way cooked through all those nuts and no one wants soggy french toast!
Pecan-Orange French Toast with Homemade Strawberry Syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
5 1-inch thick slices of french bread or texas toast (I used texas toast)
2 cups ground pecans, the food processor does wonders with nuts
grated zest of one orange
In a med size bowl beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides (let soak atleast 10 seconds), then dip into ground pecans, pressing pecans into bread if necessary. Cook on a skillet over med heat about 4-5 min per side. To keep warm, place on single layer on a baking sheet in a 170 degree oven until done cooking all of the french toast.