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Savory French Toast

A savory French toast featuring Herbes de Provence served with sweet, spicy tomato jam.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
You'll love this Savory French Toast recipe featuring Herbes de Provence and served with a homemade sweet and spicy tomato jam. https://www.lanascooking.com/savory-french-toast/

You’ll love this Savory French Toast recipe featuring Herbes de Provence and served with a homemade sweet and spicy tomato jam.

Like many of my fellow food bloggers, I really enjoy watching food-related television. One of my latest favorites is the show French Food at Home, hosted by Laura Calder on The Cooking Channel. Ms. Calder studied the French culinary arts under the tutelage of the world-renowned Anne Willan, founder of LaVarenne Cooking School.

You'll love this Savory French Toast recipe featuring Herbes de Provence and served with a homemade sweet and spicy tomato jam. https://www.lanascooking.com/savory-french-toast/

I enjoy the show so much because it makes French food seem approachable for plain old home cooks like me. And the more I watch and learn about French food, the more I see its fundamentals in lots of our treasured Southern cuisine.

So I was watching French Food at Home a few weeks ago and saw the host make something I’d never even thought of before. A Savory French Toast. What a concept!

And to top it off, she suggested serving it with a spoonful of Tomato Jam. Ah, ha! Now you see where the Tomato Jam in my latest post came from.

Yes, I made that Tomato Jam just so I could serve it with this amazing savory French toast. And, let me tell you something – this was a delicious lunch. I served it along with a fresh salad of butter lettuce dressed very simply with a classic vinaigrette.

All I can say is – wow. You simply have to try this!

How to Make Savory French Toast

A baguette sliced on the diagonal.

Slice the baguette on the diagonal into four thick slices.

Mixing eggs, milk, and herbs in a shallow pan.

In a shallow bowl or pan, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper and herbes.

Bread soaking in egg mixture.

Add the bread slices. Soak for about 5 minutes per side, depending on how stale the bread is. If your bread is fresher and softer, you will need to soak for less time.

Bread slices cooking in a skillet.

While the bread is soaking on the second side, melt the butter in a frying pan until foaming but not browned. Place the soaked bread in the frying pan and cook without moving it until the first side is golden brown. Turn slices over and cook the second side until until golden brown.

Serving suggestion: Serve a spoonful of tomato jam on the side along with a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Serves 2.

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You'll love this Savory French Toast recipe featuring Herbes de Provence and served with a homemade sweet and spicy tomato jam. https://www.lanascooking.com/savory-french-toast/

Savory French Toast

A savory French toast featuring Herbes de Provence served with sweet, spicy tomato jam.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 small day-old baguette
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence

Instructions

  • Slice the baguette on the diagonal into four thick slices.
  • In a shallow bowl or pan, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper and herbes.
  • Add the bread slices. Soak for about 5 minutes per side, depending on how stale the bread is. If your bread is fresher and softer, you will need to soak for less time.
  • While the bread is soaking on the second side, melt the butter in a frying pan until foaming but not browned.
  • Place the soaked bread in the frying pan and cook without moving it until the first side is golden brown.
  • Turn slices over and cook the second side until until golden brown.
  • Serving suggestion: Serve a spoonful of tomato jam on the side along with a simple green salad with a vinaigrette dressing.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. I’ve actually never had these before and they look amazing. I am looking through all your recipes and wondering what I should try making first! :)

  2. This would make my teen eat out of my hand Lana. What a great idea. Just love the tomato jam & baguette combination!

  3. How awesome!! I just made savory cupcakes and now I totally want to make savory french toast, too :) It’s beautiful!

  4. Lana, this is so incredibly creative! What a delicious breakfast or dinner. Thank you for sharing your talents in the kitchen!

    1. Thanks, Georgia! I wish I thought this up, but I have to give the credit to Laura Calder on The Cooking Channel. Her food always looks fantastic!

  5. I am a big fan of savory french toast! I had it once like this: baguette dipped in egg, cream, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Drizzle with basil oil before serving. Lovely! Can’t wait to try this version!

  6. watch the cooking channel when I have the time but have not seen that one, but I do like the sound of this recipe, reminds me of a seasoned Cajun version stuffed with sausage… hummmm, and served with bacon jam, now Lana, ya got me thinking……. but before I get off on that, I must go back and do your tomato jam, I know you did it justice….

    1. Okay, I see where you’re going with that stuffed French toast and bacon jam. I’m going to be looking for that on your blog one of these days!

  7. Wow, this looks carbalicious!!! I think I would like this even better than regular French toast.

    1. The herbes de Provence are what really make this French toast for me. Just a wonderful balance of flavors in that mix.

    1. I know! When I saw her make it, it was like one of those “duh – why didn’t I think of that!” moments.