Spicy French Toast

by spiceaholic on March 29, 2009


Sunday mornings are a good time for me — I get to sleep in a bit, have some quiet time for myself while Mr. Spice sleeps away, and I usually end up making us both breakfast, which is something I never get to do during the week.

This week’s BSI is being hosted by Mark at Training Fuel, who chose eggs as the ingredient. Once I found out, all I could think about was making french toast for breakfast on Sunday. But this is no ordinary french toast I was dreaming of.

I’ve always preferred salty/spicy tastes to sweet. So is it any wonder that I prefer my french toast on the salty/spicy side? It really isn’t that much of a stretch — it’s just a spicy omelet batter that you’re dunking the bread into rather than a sweet batter. There are no powdered sugar and syrup toppings on this french toast — I used sliced green chilis and spicy mango pickle to adorn my spicy, golden, eggy triangles.

Intrigued? Read on!

Spicy French Toast

Ingredients

4 slices bread
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. sliced green chili
1/2 tsp. dried minced onion — I was too lazy to chop up fresh onions today
1/2 tsp. ginger paste
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
salt
paprika
curry powder — one of my few sanctioned uses for curry powder, as a flavoring not a spice

Combine eggs and everything below on list. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high.

One slice at a time, soak bread in egg batter on both sides, then cook in pan until golden brown on each side. Make sure egg is cooked through all the way, or else you’ll be putting it back into the pan to cook more like I had to!

Slice each piece diagonally and top with spicy ketchup, hot sauce, or hot mango pickle if you have any.

Serves 2-4

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Interesting! I don’t know that I ever would’ve thought of that 🙂

Laura March 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

WHOA!!! That sounds fantastic!! Good luck.

Maha March 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

Awww this is the french toast we grew up with! As much as I liked it…I’m the one with the sweet tooth so I usually prefer the syrup-slathered variety. But you can’t go wrong with some good old spicy eggs and bread!

burpandslurp April 4, 2009 at 2:36 am

wow! this is such a cool concept! I love spicy stuff too, and I love french toast, so what a groovy idea! I like sweet a lot unlike you, but I like it in combination with savory and spicy.

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