Mix the egg, sugar and milk together, and pour into a shallow container. (The photo shows triple the amount of the recipe!)
Put each slice of bread in the egg-milk mixture, 20 seconds per side. Adjust the soaking time to taste.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, and pan-fry the bread over medium-high heat.
When one side is golden brown, turn it over and pan fry the other side.
When the other side is browned too, transfer to serving plates, spread with butter, and they're done! Add some maple syrup, honey, etc. to taste.
Story Behind this Recipe
My mother used to make this French toast when I was growing up. In our house it's our standard late breakfast on the weekends.
Adjust the amount of sugar and milk to taste. We like a rather sweet French toast. Put a generous amount of oil in the pan, since the bread tends to stick and burn easily!! If you have more people to feed, simply double the amounts.