If you have been following me on the blog for a while, you will have probably noticed that I am more on the savory breakfast side. Not that Avo toast and poached egg could ever become boring, but sometimes it is nice to switch things up, or to try out something different whenever you have a little time. This savory French toast is the perfect example for that.
Yes, savory French toast. No that’s not the one that is covered in a liter of maple syrup and a ton of sugar but that one that is covered with cheese and sprinkled with chives and topped with a poached egg. So. Much. Better. Honk breakfast sandwich but with a twist, which takes it next level.
When to have?
I would not have this everyday, because therefore it is a little rich but you can have it every now and then after a sleepin or as a hangover cure. Or make it for brunch when you have friends over or even as a breakfast for dinner because that is a decent option! It does not take long to make, as almost all of my recipes because who likes to wait a n hour when your tummy is growling? No one, right.
What’s it made of?
Very few ingredients. First up; bread. Here I like to use dark or whole grain bread because it has a more intense flavor then white bread I believe, and it is a little healthier, which can never hurt! Next; eggs. Ken for the dipping batter and one poached one on top, which will be super yolk porn with that runny inside. Other than that we need some milk of your choice, grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt, herbs and black pepper for the batter.
As for the toppings, it is really up to you. I can’t leave out on Avocado of course (what’s a break my without?), and poached egg. Some more cheese and some super flavorful sautéed cherry tomatoes for that color touch and more flavor. I finished of with a sprinkle of chives. If you wanna do bacon, do bacon, if you are all the way down for hummus, you can top it with that! Really it is up to you. With such a delicious base you can’t really fail with the toppings!
This recipe will make you look like a perfect chef at the next dinner party because it is so good. And super simple and versatile.
Savory French Toast
Brunch, Hangover cure or breakfast for dinner. This is the pefect dish. Crispy and soaked bread with tangy cheese, runny yolk and creamy avocado = perfection.
What you will need
- 2 slices bread (whole grain is best)
- 3 eggs
- 100 ml milk of choice
- a pinch of salt
- some pepper
- 1 tsp italian herbs
- 30 g parmesan cheese grated
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- a handful cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 avocado
That is how it works:
In a bowl crack one egg. Add the milk, salt, pepper and herbs and mix everxthing. Add in about a third of the cheese and dip the bread into it.
Bring a pot with water to a boil and heat up the oil in a pan. Once the water boils add in the vinegar. Take a cooking spoon and make a swirl in the water. crack the two eggs into two seperate bowls. Reduce the heat until the water only simmers anymore. Take one and carefully and slowly let it slide into the water until it has set a little, then take the next one.
Meanwhile place the bread slices into the oil and sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese. fry for about 2 miuntes on each side on high heat.
In a seperate pan quickly stir fry the tomatoes until soft, if you decide to use some. Cut the avocado into slices.
Take the bread out of the pan and place it onto plates. top with teh avocado and tomatoes. Take the eggs out of the water after 3-4 minutes and lay them on a paper towel to let the excess water drip of. Add on top and finish with a sprinkle of chives and the remaining cheese.
Serve & enjoy!