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Savoury Parmesan French Toast

May 25, 2015

Life is running at full speed right now and it took me 3 weeks to vacuum my apartment. For someone who cooks, a lot, this was a sad state of affairs. That pretty much sums up how busy I am at the moment.

I am loving the (small) amount of time I can spend messing about in the kitchen and creating recipes I love to share with you. To pay homage to my currently time poor life, here’s a really quick and simple (but delicious) brunch recipe because no matter how busy you are, brunch should always be an option. 

savoury french toast

I am not the biggest fan of sweet breakfasts. Shock, horror, I know. Hands up if you are?! When we are talking breakfast, I’m usually savoury all the way. I have a sweet breakfast like muesli or porridge every now and then but when we’re talking hearty brunches, I can’t go past avocado, eggs, toast, tomato, toppings and cheeses!

I woke up one morning with an absolute craving for savoury french toast, and as someone who wants needs to eat exactly what I am craving at that point in time, it had to happen. 

savoury french toast

After a little hypothesising of the best approach, I decided to keep it simple and use Rustica Sourdough Multigrain bread and some simple garnishes and boy oh boy.. this recipe is something special.

If you ever find yourself craving a salty wholesome breakfast I urge you to try this savoury french toast and hell, even serve it with slices of perfect avocado. *bliss*

Whats your favourite go-to quick brunch? 

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

Savoury French Toast
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A simple savoury french toast recipe to enjoy on it's own or to build upon with other breakfast ingredients.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 slices of thick good quality bread
  2. 4 large eggs
  3. 3/4 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  5. generous grating of parmesan cheese
  6. freshly chopped spring onion or parsley
  7. salt and pepper
  8. chilli oil
  9. vegetable/coconut/olive oil (for frying)
  10. Avocado if desired
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk and dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium heat and leave to heat up.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into a flat tray and line with the pieces of bread.
  4. Flip the bread and ensure it's soaked up the egg mixture on both sides.
  5. Fry in the frying pan for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the mixture is cooked and the toast has a nice golden brown colour.
  6. Remove from fry pan (keep warm in oven if doing a large batch) and then serve with generous sprinkles of parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, salt and pepper and a drizzle of chili oil if you dare.
Notes
  1. You could build upon this basic savoury french toast recipe and add bacon, avocado, a fried egg, fresh tomato salsa or enjoy on it's own.
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21 Comments

  • Reply Moni | Thoughts of a Moni June 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I actually had savoury french toast growing up before I even knew there was sweet french toast! Mum used to chop up onion and chilli in the egg batter, and I used to eat it with tomato sauce! Delicious! This looks like the adult version with dijon mustard!

    • Reply Bec June 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Well there you go, the original savoury FT!!! That sounds amazing!! xxx

  • Reply Lauren @ Create Bake Make June 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    You had me at French Toast – this sounds incredible!

    • Reply Bec June 10, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      It’s un real! x

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid May 31, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Savoury french toast – that’s just genius! I think this would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or brinner! Yumbo!

    • Reply Bec June 10, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      You know it!

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages May 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Oh yum! Want to come to my place and make this for tomorrow 😉

    • Reply Bec May 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      I’m on my way hehe x

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile May 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Oh yeah!!!! This sounds awesome!!!

  • Reply Bianca May 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I grew up having salt in my porridge and I also prefer savoury french toast too…but have never tried it like this. I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow! 🙂

    • Reply Bec May 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Ooo salt in porridge.. I shall give this a go x

  • Reply Pearl - Pretty Mayhem May 27, 2015 at 9:58 am

    How have I never had savory french toast before? It sounds absolutely delicious! You should start a cafe one day, your brunch recipes are the best! x

    • Reply Bec May 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Pearl! It sort of came to me in a brain wave because I had a french toast craving! x

  • Reply Nicole - Champagne and Chips May 27, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Yum, looks delicious. I haven’t had french toast in forever. Must remedy that soon.

    • Reply Bec May 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Yes! Do it!

  • Reply Sonia Life Love Hiccups May 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Never in a million years would I have ever thought of savoury French toast… and now I want it sooo bad xx

    • Reply Bec May 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      It’s pretty darn good, if I can say that?!

  • Reply maryann May 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I am so going to make this tonight. …cant wait until tomorrow morning ☺☺

    • Reply Bec May 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Hehe let me know how it goes, yum! x

  • Reply Jess May 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Cant say I’ve ever had savoury french toast, but damn I am SOLD! Looks fab!

    • Reply Bec May 27, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      It is!!! So simple too x

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