Savory French Toast.

“French toast” and “savory” don’t usually belong in the same sentence.  Maybe I’m not calling it the right thing, but you definitely wouldn’t wanna put maple syrup on this.

You see, I get these delicious, yellow tomatoes down at Momma’s house.  In addition to that, on a couple of occasions, I’ve brought home some some local eggs, cheeses and sourdough breads.  Well, in an effort to use what I have and find creative ways to eat healthily (I mean whole food, not low-fat), I’ve been making this “savory” French toast.  (I feel the need to capitalize French here.  Is that wrong?)

For your average French toast, the kind that pairs well with maple syrup, I usually whisk up an egg, some buttermilk and a chai spice blend.  But for the savory variety, I don’t use the chai blend, but instead use salt and pepper.  Butter – yes, butter -(*cough* homemade butter *cough*) then goes into the skillet, followed by the soggy, eggy bread.

Heck if I know why THAT type of soggy bread doesn’t give me the heebie-jeebies.  It must be a mind over matter thing… or an appetite over matter thing…

Anyhow, once one side is good and cooked and I’ve flipped it over, I usually then lay some sliced tomato and cheese on my pieces of French toast so that they can get alllllll melty-like while that last little bit is cooking.  I’ve also been known to lay some alfalfa sprouts under that cheese.

Ingredient-wise, I suppose it’s not too far of a cry from an egg sandwich in the morning, but for some reason, this little assembly has really been hitting the spot.  Do you do this?  Comments?  Suggestions?

savory French toast


  1. July 25, 2013

    the soggy bread thing, yeah, I wondered about that 😉

  2. July 25, 2013

    looks positively YUMMY!!

  3. July 25, 2013

    I make Strata which is savory and uses bread, bit of butter on slices, eggs, milk and anything you wish to layer in addition. When you complete the prep the egg and milk mixture is poured over top and sits in the fridge overnight. Bake for great brunch. I usually use cheese, ham and veggies of choice. Very simple. Since I do like sweet and savory, I sprinkle with powdered sugar before eating. One of my very favorite dishes.

  4. July 26, 2013

    My mom used to add either triple sec or grand marnier to the milk and egg mixture. That is yummy too!

  5. July 29, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    I wonder if you have ever had a “monte cristo” sandwich. I have made those in the past. I like your version of an egg sandwich. That would be a great B&B idea. 🙂

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