If you are looking for breakfast that’s quick, easy to make, and absolutely delicious, this savory french toast is for you! Everything you’ll need is bread, some eggs, milk, and optionally parmesan, parsley, and a few spices.What’s even better is savory french toast is great to use up any leftover bread!
What Is Savory French Toast
If you’ve ever made sweet french toast this is basically the same thing but we are skipping the sugar and adding savory mix in such as parmesan.The recipe is has a simple batter consisting of eggs, milk, some grated parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper.
The batter is used as a base to dip the bread in, and try to get that signature crispy exterior and soft inside.
How to make french toast like a pro
- In a shallow bowl whisk in the eggs with milk, than add the greated parmesan, diced parsley, salt and pepper.
- Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil in. Dip the each bread slice in the egg mixture on both sides for few seconds.
- Transfer the bread immediatley to the preheated pan and fry on each side for 3-4 minutes or untill the exterior of the bread crispy and the egg is cooked.
Transform your toast into astuffed cheesy sandwich
While my go it is serving these toast with a big glass of yogurt if I have a few more minutes on hand or there are leftovers I like to make make a quick sandwich.
Once you have the toasts fried take two slices, add your favorite cheese sliced into thin slices optionally add some thinly sliced ham, top with the other slice reheat the sandwich lightly, and enjoy! You can always switch the fillings to make it more interesting I also love adding ham, crispy bacon, avocado slices, tomatoes, olives, or anything I have on hand.
Kids also love this savory French toast you can cut the bread into different shapes to make it more fun to eat. Cutting the bread into sticks is also a great option for parties, larger breakfast gatherings or anytime you want delicious savory individual treats!
A few savory french toast recipe tips
As I said before, what I especially love about this french toast is how versatile it is. Here are some of my best recommendations to make the best savory toast every time!
- Add grated parmesan to your batter to crate a crispy and more flavorful enterior on the bread.
- Whisk the eggs making sure the egg whites and the gg yolks are fully combined well so that they soak the bread evenly on each side. When I use a regular sandwich bread I can usually make 2-3 slices of bread with 1 egg, so depending on how many portions you would like to make you can go with these ratios right here.
- The milk contributes to the texture and also makes the bread to absorb the egg mixutre easily but you can skip the milk if you’d like.
- The butter in this recipe is also optionall. I like to mix a minimal amount of butter in the toast to ensire they stay softer for longer periof of time but using only oil is also fine. Using only butter would be difficuly and the the butter can burn quickly, so I would defintely recommend mixing the butter with oil for best results.
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Savory French Toast
- 2 medium-large eggs
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley optional
- 2-3 tbsp grated parmesan optional as well but definitely adds flavor and crunch to the outside
- 2 tbsp milk adds to the texture but can be skipped if you don't have it
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter divided equally for each batch in frying; also optional but keeps them soft longer;
- Add the eggs, diced parsley, grated parmesan, milk, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and the egg yolks are completely combined with the whites.
- Preheat a nonstick pan (cast iron pan can also be used here) over medium heat. For each batch (1 batch fits 2-3 bread slices in a regular pan) you'll need approximately 2 tbsp of oil and 1/2 tbsp of butter (the butter is optional) for each batch.
- Once the pan is preheated dip the bread slices for a couple of seconds on each side in the egg mixture and transfer directly to the pan. It's best to dip the bread in the egg mixture right before frying.
- Fry on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Sometimes you might need to lower down the heat a little bit once you flip the bread on the other side just so it doesn't burn too quickly.
- Continue until you finish all the batter. Serve on the side with feta cheese, a big glass of yogurt, or with a salad of choice.
- The base recipe calls for eggs, salt, and pepper. While the other ingredients (parsley, parmesan, milk) add to the taste and texture, feel free to skip them if you don’t have any of them at the moment.
- If you have leftover batter I usually spoon a little bit on top of each other while they are in the pan before you flip them on the second side.
- Leftovers can be reheated on low heat in a pan and I love filling them with cheddar cheese, sliced ham to make sandwiches.
- If I use regular toast bread I usually use 1 egg for 2 slices of bread. So if you like to double the recipe you can go from here.