Before I grew up into loving sweet French Toast, enjoying the custard soaked thick slices of challah bread, sometimes dusted with confectioners’ sugar or dunked into heated maple syrup, I remember gobbling up bites of Savory French Toast. I was still a child, and if memory serves me correctly, this dish was prepared by my Dad for special weekend mornings. I’m sure my Mom has made that as well a time or two.
This is my take on this childhood recipe – Savory French Toast.
2 tablespoons half & half
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 Brioche slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
Serve with: smoked salmon, cucumber and tomato salad
1. Whisk together eggs, half & half, milk and the spices.
2. Coat brioche slices in the egg custard.
3. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
4. Cook brioche 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.
If you are looking to add more flavor, consider sprinkling the toast with grated Parmesan cheese and watch it melt!