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Savory French Toast

For my husband, sugar and cinnamon aren’t the desired breakfast flavors.  His palette favors savory and salty.  Not one to cook up breakfast sausage, bacon, or ham with regularity, I turned to the pantry and decided a vegetarian, savory french toast would be a good change of pace.  This is a simple “template” recipe – vary the spices, cheese, and toppings to your liking.  Today, we dipped slices of whole wheat baguette into a buttermilk-egg mixture seasoned simply with herbs de Provence and topped with mozarella cheese, avocado, and tomato.  The more adventurous tastebuds might enjoy a spicy wake-up with curry or Tabasco mixed in the eggs.

Savory French Toast, from Rice Kernel’s kitchen


2 thick slices day-old bread
1/4 cup milk, buttermilk, or sour cream
1 egg + 1 egg white
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp herbes de Provence
Cheese, avocado, tomato for topping


  1. Soak the bread in the milk on both sides to soften, about 5 minutes per side, depending on how hard the bread is. (If it is softer, it may need less time.
  2. Beat the egg with salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence in a flat or shallow dish.
  3. Over medium high heat, add oil.  Pull the bread from the milk and turn it around in the egg mixture to coat.
  4. Fry on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side.  Add cheese to melt in the last minute. 
  5. Serve warm, topped with avocado and tomato.  Tomato jam would also be delicious.  And, for my husband and son, I imagine ketchup (my despised condiment – sorry) would be perfect. 

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