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Savoury French Toast

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Make this amazing savoury french toast for brunch, breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever! It is so easy and simple, you’ll want to make it every day. Enjoy!



  • 45ml (3 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) butter
  • 4 onions, peeled and sliced
  • 300g (10oz) mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 150ml (5fl oz) white wine
  • 150ml (5fl oz) crème fraîche 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 125ml (½ cup) milk
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices of thick white bread
  • 5ml (1 tsp) icing sugar
  • 4 spring onions, washed and chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, washed


  1. Heat 15ml (1 tbsp) oil and 15ml (1 tbsp) butter in a frying pan. 
  2. Fry the onions gently for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked.
  4. Add the wine, turn up the heat and let the liquid sizzle down to half its quantity.
  5. Stir in the crème fraîche and season to taste.
  6. Lower the heat to minimum in order to keep it warm while you fry the bread.
  7. Whisk the eggs with the milk and mustard in a large bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  8. Soaking the bread slices in the milk mixture.
  9. Heat the remaining butter and oil [30ml (2 tbsp), respectively] in a large frying pan.
  10. When the butter-oil mixture starts to sizzle, arrange the soaked bread slices in the pan and fry them on both sides for about 3 minutes each, or until golden brown.
  11. Remove the French toast from the heat and sprinkle with a light dusting of icing sugar on both sides.
  12. Place each piece of French toast on a plate and divide the mushroom sauce evenly. 
  13. Sprinkle spring onions on top and serve with cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!


  • Golden caster sugar would be ideal but any caster sugar will do.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: French