Wow. I think 3 months is a significant enough blogging break, yes? Time to get back at it! Since I last blogged, I’ve gone on two trips, have become slightly obsessed with Instagram, explored two new job ventures, turned 25 on my roof while watching fireworks with someone special, lost a pet, and successfully co-planned and orchestrated one of my best friend’s wedding along with another best friend who was also a fellow bridesmaid (phew!). I also ate. As I love to do. Here’s a dish I documented just for you guys!
Savory French Toast
We had some formerly delicious jalapeño bread from a local organic bakery that was pretty tough and stale, but I didn’t want to give it to the dogs just yet. Since normal bread in the same condition usually gets turned into french toast, I decided I’d give this savory bread the same fate.
First, I mixed eggs with some milk and my favorite smoked seasoning salts from Trader Joes.
After blending well, I dipped each side of bread into the egg and milk mixture and dropped the bread into a pan sizzling with butter.
I cooked each side until golden brown and then set aside on a plate and repeated the process with the rest of the bread.
In the meantime, while the bread was cooking, I started a basic white or cream sauce to top the french toast (somehow I didn’t think maple syrup would cut it).
I decided a cheese sauce would be even better, so I shredded some cheddar and whisked it into the sauce.
Ooh la la! I seasoned the sauce with a dash of worcestershire, some Franks, freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt.
I knew a certain boy would be enjoying it with me, and like many other boys, this one appreciates the addition of meat. I crisped up some diced summer sausage in a small cast iron pan while everything else cooked (it draws out all the fat while bringing out the flavor of the sausage).
I knew this dish would be incredibly rich, so I diced up some tomatoes to cut through the fat and add some nice contrast in temperature and texture.
I plated it up and we dove in moments after.
It was a hit and didn’t last long.
I had fun experimenting in the kitchen and was thrilled it turned out well! I much prefer this to sweet french toast and wouldn’t hesitate to play with savory flavors again. What is your favorite savory breakfast food?