Usually French toast means a crispy, sweet breakfast treat. Which is fine, if that’s what you’re craving. But sometimes a girl is looking for something more savory, salty and wholesome. And when such an urge strikes, I find this French Toast with Fried Tomatoes totally hits the spot. I made it for breakfast the other morning, but really the dish is so versatile, you could enjoy it any time of the day.
I love how sauteing tomatoes really enhances the flavor and draws out all the juices. A sprinkling of fresh basil and parmesan cheese adds a whole new dimension of flavor, creating a well-rounded dish that’s truly delicious.
The hubs decided to take it one step further by adding a poached egg on top. It was wonderfully inventive and reminded me of yet another reason I keep him around ;-).
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 thick slices of artisan bread (like french, boule, or brioche)
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 4 plum or roma tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- Parmessan cheese, to taste
- In a large shallow dish or baking pan, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
- Add the bread and let it soak for 5 minutes on each side, until all the egg mixture is absorbed.
- Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the egg-soaked bread, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until bread is golden brown.
- In a separate skillet, melt the butter. Add the tomatoes and fry over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side. Lightly eason tomatoes with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spoon tomatoes over top of the bread and garnish with fresh basil and parmessan cheese. Serve immediately.
For more yumminess, check out the Fab Housewife recipe page.