Hint: do it the “French” way!
Eggs with toast is one of the quickest meals one can make since it contains only two ingredients: toasted bread and eggs (cooked any way you like it!). But with this recipe, we’re looking at a) cutting down on cooking time and b) adding a better method to get your egg toast fix!
What’s the better egg toast method?
Instead of cooking up an omelette and then toasting your bread, save up on time by making a savoury French toast. You start the recipe as you would for a spicy, Indian-style omelette – egg, green chillis, seasonings of your choice and finely chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander. Add them to a flat bowl so that you can easily dip your bread into the mixture, later.
You then add some milk to your egg mixture and whisk well. The milk helps to add moisture to the dish – but don’t add too much. Anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/4th cup of milk should do, any more milk will make the French toast soggy. Since this recipe is only for two slices of bread, we’ve stuck to using two tablespoons of milk.
Then comes the bread. Got bread that is just about to go stale? Use them for this savoury French toast. Wheat/brown bread work as well, since the slices are more sturdy.
Lay the slices of bread onto the egg mixture and allow the mixture to coat the slices, 5 seconds on each side. Then heat a pan and place the coated slices of bread and cook on one side for 1 minute. Flip and then pour over the leftover egg mixture onto the pan, over the bread and cook until the toast is lightly browned. Top off with some freshly chopped coriander and you’re good to go!
You can also add on some extras to the savoury French toast. Our favourite is to top the toast off with some shredded cheese and chopped Licious Pepper Chicken Salami, while the dish is still warm – makes it brunch-worthy!
Make the dish using fresh eggs from Licious. Explore our range of eggs (country, brown, quail and more!) that are naturally laid, not cultured and have no antibiotic residue.
Quick French Toast Facts!
- French Toast isn’t actually a French dish. It was created in 1724 by an American innkeeper, Joseph French.
- A version of the French toast was quite popular in the 15 century, they called it “pain perdue”.
- This savoury French toast recipe is also known as Bombay toast. The original Bombay toast recipe adds sugar/honey for some sweetness.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||5 minutes|
- 2 Bread Slices
- 2 Eggs
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp ginger garlic paste
- ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp onions very finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
- 1 tsp Chopped Green Chilli very finely
- 2 tsp Oil or butter
- Take a mixing bowl. Break the eggs in it. Then add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and ginger-garlic paste. Whisk the eggs well.
- Add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves and black pepper powder to the egg bowl. Give it a mix.
- Take a tawa and heat some butter in it. Then take one bread slice and dip it into the egg mixture. Flip over and coat the other side. Once it is nicely coated, place it on the tawa. Add some egg mixture on top. Let the bottom side toast for a few minutes. Then flip the slice and cook it for another few minutes. Follow the same process with the remaining slice. Serve hot with some mint chutney or ketchup.
If you are using a softer bread then you can keep the slices in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add bell peppers to this recipe?
Yes. You can add bell peppers to this recipe. Just make sure you finely chop them. You can sprinkle some extra onions and bell pepper on the top if required.
Can I add cheese to this recipe?
Yes. You can add cheese as a slice or shredded to this recipe.