Savoury French Toast
If you have eggs and bread on hand you have endless possibilities for a sweet or savoury French toast. A basic white loaf or an artisan loaf work equally well for this recipe. If you have an unsliced loaf you can cut your slices extra thick and use a knife to create a pocket to stuff delicious things into. Otherwise, an inexpensive sandwich loaf will do the trick.
8 slices white sandwich loaf
100g sliced black forest ham
1 cup grated cheese (Havarti, swiss, cheddar)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard (optional)
½ cup milk
1 green onion sliced
½ tsp dried tarragon (or chives)
¼ tsp freshly cracked pepper
1/8th tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
- Cut the crusts off the bread and lay 4 pieces on a work surface.
- Spread ½ tbsp of Dijon mustard on each slice of bread. Add 25g of black forest ham to the centre of each slice and top with equal amounts of grated cheese.
- Top with another slice of bread, and use your hand to press firmly, securing the filling inside. Use a fork (or fingers) to press and pinch around the perimeter of each bread package. Ideally, each side should be sealed. However, a couple openings won’t affect the final dish.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together in a shallow dish. Stir in the green onion, tarragon, salt and pepper.
- Dredge two sandwiches in the egg mixture, until they are fully coated.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of butter. Once the butter is melted add the two sandwiches. Cook for 3-4min and then gently flip and continue cooking for another 3-4min. The French toast should be golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with last two sandwiches.
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Tip: For sweet variations omit the green onion and herbs. Instead, add in 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tsp granulated sugar.
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