When we think of French toast we immediately imagine maple syrup, cinnamon, berries… breakfast and coffee, right? But what about salty French toast? The touch of BLT makes them that much more special.
French toast is a dish made from a slice of bread that is soaked in milk, syrup or wine and, after being battered in egg, is fried in a pan. It was fluffy and crispy at the same time. For this savory BLT recipe, instead of adding sugar, salt, spices and herbs are added to the mix. The flavors explode in your mouth and it's incredibly delicious ... and the best part? fast and easy. The bacon, lettuce and tomato add a touch of freshness to the dish. Prepare them when you want, you will not need more than your desire to eat everything.
- 4 slices brioche bread
- 2 large slices smoked bacon, cut in half
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup of milk (or you can use cream or 1/2 and 1/2)
- 1/4 cup of snipped fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- Fresh ground salt & pepper
- 2-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 4 tomato slices
- 4 lettuce leaves
- The night before you make the BLTs, set the sliced bread out on the counter to dry out slightly.
- In the morning, preheat the oven to 375º F.
- Place bacon on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Cook for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp.
- Drain on paper towels. Reduce oven temperature to 200º F.
- While bacon cooks, whisk together eggs, cream, chives, Parmesan, and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Lay bread in a single layer in a large shallow dish and coat with egg mixture. Soak 20-30 minutes, turning once.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. When butter sizzles, add bread and cook until golden and crisp around edges, about 3-5 minutes per side, flipping once.
- Transfer cooked pieces of bread to an oven-safe plate in a warm oven until ready to serve.
- To serve, layer tomato, lettuce, and bacon on a slice of French toast, and top with another slice or serve open-faced.