Jun 9, 2008

Homemade Recipe: Texas Toast

Texas Toast is basically buttered thick-sliced toast made in a pan or grill. According to Wikipedia, Texas Toast was first served at the Pig Stand (a now defunct fast food chain) on Calder Avenue in Beaumont, Texas in the 1940s. As the story has it, Royce Hailey, Pig Stand president, requested that the bread from the Rainbo bakery be sliced thicker, but the bread was too thick for the toaster, so a cook buttered both sides of the bread and placed it on the griddle, toasting it medium brown.
Since I had extra thick-sliced bread from making French Toast, I decided to make Texas Toast as a quick snack. All you need is:
  • Thick-sliced Bread (sometimes sold as "Texas Toast" even though it's not toasted)
  • Butter
  • Garlic Salt if you like (Other ideas would be to mix cinnamon and sugar with the butter to make Cinnamon Texas Toast.  If you want fresher flavors, mince garlic and parsley and mix it with the butter before spreading.)
All you need to do is butter both sides of the bread, sprinkle whatever seasoning you like, plop it on a pan on medium heat, and cook to your desired color.  


You can also cook it on the grill if you're having a barbecue out back.  Just butter the bread and place it right on the grill.  Just be mindful of burning the bread since the heat is higher.


  1. But it is! The thick-sliced bread remains soft in the center but crispy on the outside!


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