Savory French Toast: the quick, easy recipe for a savory breakfast

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist

We love French toast for breakfast. It’s easy to make with ingredients you have on hand and is always filling and satisfying. But sometimes it can become a little bit too sweet. Not this Savory French Toast recipe! It’s an easy breakfast or brunch recipe and is a savory variant of the classic French toast recipe we all love so much.

To make it, you simply need thickly sliced sandwich bread, cheese, milk, and seasoning. Stuff the bread with cheese, dip it in the egg wash, and fry. As easy as that. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or even a quick midweek dinner for one!


How To Make Savory French Toast

This bread comes together so quickly. Start by cutting the bread into thick slices. Make the egg custard by whisking together milk with eggs, and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Make slits in the center of the bread using a sharp knife, then insert the cheese slices. Soak bread slices in the egg mixture. Fry the bread in a bit of butter, in a pan over medium heat.


To prevent sogginess, you must soak the bread long enough just until the slices are coated with the egg mixture.

It’s important to cook over medium heat, and not over high heat. This will make sure that the edges become crispy, without burning.

The Savory French Toast can also be made in the Airfryer. Place the dipped bread in the Airfryer basket, and cook for 6 minutes at 320°F, turning halfway.

Savory French Toast Variations

If you like the combination of sweet and savory, serve the toast with a fruit compote, whipped cream, and a drizzle of honey.

Make it vegan by using a vegan cheese substitute and using eggless custard. To make the custard dip without eggs, you can whisk together ½ cup milk, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon.

For a cheesy crust, sprinkle a bit of grated parmesan or pecorino cheese on the dipped bread crusts before frying.

How To Store Savory French Toast

You can store the Savory French Toast in the fridge, and then reheat it in the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes.

Can you freeze Savory French Toast?

You can also freeze it, simply wrap the cooled toast in parchment paper, then add another layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Sandwich bread
4 slices
120 ml (1/2 cup)


Cut the bread into thick slices.

Break the eggs into a bowl, then whisk with milk and season with salt and pepper.

Use a sharp knife to make a slit in a sandwich bread slice.

Place a slice of cheese in a bread pocket.

Soak bread slices in the egg mixture.

Coat both sides.

Melt some butter over medium-low heat and add the bread.

Place the bread slices.

Brown both sides of the toast.

Remove the French toast with a slotted spoon.

Serve and enjoy!

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