Savory French Toast

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by Michael on March 9, 2013 · 0 comments

in Breakfast,Recipes

A Savory French toast recipe with fresh mozzarella and pesto.

We were snowed in on Thursday so a big breakfast was in order. Sledding can take a lot out of a kid.

I like French toast just fine, but I really have an issue with sweets. Over time, I decided to go savory with french toast. The kids are happy either way. The key, as usual is great ingredients. In this case, the bread. For this I used a dry cured olive loaf from Whole Foods, but any good sourdough will work. And of course, the side is bacon – always bacon.

Try it. sometimes savory beats sweet.


4 one inch thick slices or bread
2 eggs
1/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces fresh mozzarella
2 – 3 ounces pesto (if you need a recipe, email me).


Fry up the bacon. You know you want to and it makes the house smell good. And that wakes up the troops.

Whisk the eggs, garlic salt, pepper, half and half together in a flat low rimmed bowl.
Add the bread and coat on both sides and let sit for about ten minutes.

Melt the butter on medium high in a pan big enough to accommodate all four slices.
Remember: hot pan, cold oil reduces sticking.
Add all four slices to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes or until the bottom is browned..

Lower the heat a bit and flip the toast.
Cover each with mozzarella  and cover the pan for about 3 more minutes.
Remove the lid and cook for another minute.

Serve topped with the pesto sauce and a side of bacon.

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