Eggy Bread

I had no idea what eggy bread was when I first got together with my husband. He would talk about breakfasts that he loved as a child and this was one of them. But not being a fan of french toast I never gave it much thought. But a year ago I got curious about the difference, I knew there had to be something different because my eggy bread loving husband didn’t like french toast either. As far as recipe and cooking methods there isn’t a big difference between the two. But the biggest difference is eggy bread tends to be less sweet. In fact many people, my husband included would never thing to add something sweet to their eggy bread. It is a dish that to their mind should always be savoury. So after looking it up the idea of a more savoury version of french toast did appeal to me. I know this makes me very un-American but I really don’t like sweet things for breakfast. I know it is an American staple to serve breakfast with lots of sugar, syrup and cream but it is just not what I want first thing in the morning. Eggy bread like french toast is very simple to throw together and paired with some bacon is my idea of a perfect way to start the day.

Eggy Bread

8 slices of thick white toast
60mL (1/4 c.) milk
1 Tbsp dried mixed herbs
8 eggs
salt and pepper to taste


Mix the milk, herbs, salt, pepper and eggs together.

Soak the bread in the egg mixture until the bread soaks up some of the egg mixture, about 2 minutes. Before putting the bread on the pan make sure to allow any excess egg to drip off.

Heat a griddle or a large frying pan with a thin layer of butter and place the bread down. Cook for 1 minute on each side. Serve with bacon or sausage.
Eggy Bread
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of thick white toast
  • 60mL (1/4 c.) milk
  • 1 Tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 8 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix the milk, herbs, salt, peper and eggs together.
  2. Soak the bread in the egg mixture until the bread soaks up some of the egg mixture, about 2 minutes. Before putting the bread on the pan make sure to allow any excess egg to drip off.
  3. Heat a griddle or a large frying pan with a thin layer of butter and place the bread down. Cook for 1 minute on each side.
  4. Serve with bacon or sausage.

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4 Responses to Eggy Bread

  1. Cali says:

    The recipe says soak the bread in mixture until … What should the remaining part say? Thanks so much.

  2. Amelia Keily says:

    I love this recipe. I tried it just now and it worked great! Silly me used thin bread rather than thick, so the only thing I have to advise, is that if you use thinner bread don’t soak it for as long…!

    • Laura says:

      Oh yes I have made that mistake before resulting in bread so soggy I couldn’t even pick it up. Glad it worked out for you. We are going to be eating eggy bread tomorrow morning.

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