Butter an electric griddle and heat to 350°. In a pinch, a nonstick skillet or stovetop griddle works too.
Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and salt in a shallow dish.
Cut bread into 3/4-inch-thick slices (about 12 for a 1-pound loaf).
Place bread in egg mixture. Flip over and gently press into liquid.
Lift slices from liquid and transfer to heated griddle. Cook 2 minutes. Flip; cook 2 more minutes.
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Originally published in the March 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.