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Savory French Toast

Savory French Toast

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

It’s tempting to think of french toast as primarily a sweet breakfast treat, loaded with everything from butter and syrup to ice cream and overly sweet compotes. But it doesn’t have to be. Our thyme...


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


301 cals


12 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


32 g


6 g


4 g


16 g


434 mg


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, 1 teaspoon thyme and salt.  Soak slices of bread in the egg mixture one at a time, about a minute on each side, until bread becomes fully saturated.
  2. Place a griddle or nonstick sauté pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil. Working in batches, cook each slice of bread for about 2 to 4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix together ricotta, remaining thyme and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, place a dollop of ricotta sauce on each slice of French toast.

Chef Tips

You can add all kinds of favorite savory treats to this french toast and topping, like avocado slices, pickled artichokes or sun dried tomatoes. Get creative!

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