1Whisk eggs and milk together in a shallow bowl; add salt. One by one, dip slices of bread in the egg mixture. Do this quickly, just to cover, but don't let it soak through.
2Melt drippings or butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place bread in skillet and cook slowly, turning often. When it begins to get brown on both sides, lower heat and cover for about 5 minutes to cook on the inside.
3Remove lid, add a little more drippings if needed, and turn up heat to medium to finish browning and to crisp up.
4When done to your liking, remove to paper towels to drain excess fat before placing on plates.
5Serve with butter, syrup, or powdered sugar--or plain.