6.30.2009

Asiago & Herb Savory French Toast



If I am invited for brunch, I go for the bloody marys and maybe a home fry or two. Sweet, doughy breakfast foods, such as pancakes and waffles smothered in syrup do not really appeal to me. However if this were on the menu, you could keep your home fries. The idea of a savory French toast is one I really wish I came across sooner. It would certainly stop me from eating lunch at 9am, when I can’t find a satisfying breakfast food.



Asiago & Herb Savory French Toast
serves 2

1/2 c asiago cheese (or parmesan)
2 t finely chopped herbs (I used rosemary and oregano)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 c milk
12 baguette slices (I used wheat)
2 T butter



In a casserole dish, combine the cheese, herbs, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and milk. Mix well and add baguette slices in a single layer. Let sit 1 minute and flip, scooping the cheese-herbs mixture on top of the bread. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add slices, with the cheese-herb mixture pressed into both sides of the bread. Cook 6-8 minutes on each side, flipping every 2 minutes to prevent sticking (cheese will melt and stick a bit). If desired, transfer to a baking sheet and broil 2-3 minutes on each side, for an extra crisp.


14 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

What a fantastic idea! I think I'll make these for dinner :)

adrienne said...

wow i can totally relate. i'd take a hummus sandwich over pancakes anytime! i tend to eat a lot of toast with tomato & cheese or peanut butter in the morning :)

LkM Nutrition said...

I am with you! I always prefer the savoury over the sweet. These look delicious & I can't wait to try them & I think my little guy will love them too!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

The photos are so great I can taste them! Amazing as usual.

ofifteen said...

Thank you so much Erin for sharing your recipe, it is an honor!

lisaiscooking said...

Savory french toast sounds like a great idea. I like the broiling suggestion for a crisper texture too.

Sprouted Kitchen said...

ah, love foods that can be enjoyed all day long!

nithya at hungrydesi said...

this sounds really flavorful. i agree too with the preference for savoury over sweet. my husband makes spicy indian fresh toast for brunch :)

Danny Boy and Us said...

Looks delicious!

kara said...

Wow those look amazing!!!

Amisha said...

You have no idea how hungry I get when I look at your pictures! I will have to try this French Toast, it looks really, really good.

eatme_delicious said...

Oh wow thank you for introducing me to savoury french toast! This looks insanely delicious.

Danielle said...

WHY did I come over to your blog today Erin. I feel totally hungry now.

Danielle
BYW

domestikatedlife said...

oh these look so delicious! this is going into my recipe file :)