Savoury French toast

Savoury French toast

Half-Hour Hungries
10 mins
Cooking time
20 mins
Mark Roper

My aunty Lella taught me how to make savoury French toast when I was younger. I was used to my mum’s sweet version, and remember being surprised by how delicious savoury French toast was. This is great served with roasted tomatoes!


Quantity Ingredient
1 egg
60ml milk
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 pinch finely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying
2 slices casalinga or sourdough bread, cut on the diagonal, about 1.5 cm thick


  1. Crack the egg into a mixing bowl. Add the milk, salt and pepper and whisk until frothy.
  2. Measure the oil into a frying pan.
  3. Take one slice of bread and place it in the egg mixture for roughly 30 seconds. Flip the bread over and let it sit in the egg mixture until soaked through – roughly another 30 seconds.
  4. With adult help: While the bread soaks, heat the frying pan over medium–low heat for 30 seconds.
  5. With adult help: Carefully place the eggy bread into the heated pan – watch for splashing! While this first piece cooks, repeat the soaking process with the remaining slice of bread and add it to the pan when it is soaked through.
  6. With adult help: After 2 minutes cooking time, turn the first piece of French toast over with a spatula. A minute later, turn the second piece of French toast. Once flipped, each piece of French toast should be cooked for a further 2 minutes, or until golden.
  7. With adult help: Using a spatula, carefully remove the French toast from the pan and place on the absorbent paper–covered plate to soak up any excess oil. Serve immediately.

Time-saving tips

  • Have all your equipment and ingredients ready. Find a kitchen hand to help you prepare the ingredients ahead of time.
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