Vegetable french toast…

by Sunita on March 25, 2007

My ma used to make great french toasts. We would wait eagerly for them, usually on Sunday mornings at the breakfast table. We would already be waiting in anticipation as she served them straight from the pan ,onto our plates and to the table.

Traditionally the french toast is usually made with sliced bread, dipped in eggs beaten and lightened with milk to thin them . The bread slices are then placed on a greased frying pan until both the sides have browned and the eggs are cooked through. This is just the basic- many variations can be achieved through the addition of ingredients according to one’s tastebuds.

We’ve been having a lot of sweet delights at home lately, so what I’ve made here is a savoury one with some vegetables in it. It did taste good, on its own or as Rengoni prefers it, with some ketchup.

What’s needed-

4 slices of bread, halved diagonally
4 eggs
1 and 1/2 C milk
1 onion, finely chopped
a bunch of fresh spinach leaves, chopped
1 carrot, grated
a small bunch of coriander, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
oil or butter for greasing the pan

How to-
Beat the eggs and milk together. Except oil, add all the other ingredients and whisk well.

Heat a well greased pan. Dip the slices of bread , one at a time in the mixture and place them on the pan.

Although it is essential that the slices are coated evenly and they absorb the liquid, holding them for too long in the mixture will make them soggy and cause to slop in it. It needs to be done in quick, fluid movements.

Flip and cook till the slices have browned on both sides and the egg has cooked through.

Serve hot on it’s own or as I said earlier, with some ketchup and have an eggstra-ordinary breakfast .
This is my contribution to Sig’s WBB 9- Eggstra-ordinary breakfast event at http://blog.sigsiv.com/

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cynthia March 25, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Very original idea, Sunita. I’ll try it sometime.

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2 Sig March 25, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Suneeta, veg french toast is a great brunch idea, very creative… And it looks wonderful, thanks for the great entry.

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3 Sig March 25, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Sorry Sunita, I mispelled your name :( One of my best friends spells her name Suneeta, it was an accident.

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4 sunita's world March 25, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Cynthia, please do so…nice for you to drop by.

Sig, you’re welcome, and don’t worry,we all do it some time or the other…usually when you get used to one way…

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5 Asha March 26, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Looks mouthwatering,great idea to make with veggies:)

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6 sunita's world March 26, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Aha, I had to keep the others away in order to take the pictures

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7 Sharmi March 26, 2007 at 8:44 pm

HI Suni, I am a great fan of bread and egg combi. Your toast made me hungry. No eggs at home. hmmmm
else my next step would have been to the kitchen. Never tried with spinach.
will do it this weekend.

cheers
sharmi

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8 sunita's world March 26, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Sharmi, no eggs…hurry…get some as soon as you can and satiate your craving…

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9 Sandeepa March 26, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Sunita adding spinach makes it better for sure, nice idea. Thanks to your Ma and you

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10 bee March 26, 2007 at 11:27 pm

very yummy, and one of my fav childhood breakfasts. thank you.

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11 Dr. Soumya Bhat March 27, 2007 at 6:02 am

This is really a healthy one.This will be wonderful brunch i feel.Thanks for sharing

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12 sunita's world March 27, 2007 at 10:04 am

Sandeepa, thanks…you see, I love dishes with many vegetables in them…

Bee,you’re welcome…my my..that is a very nice cheeky grin indeed…

dr.Saumya, welcome to my world…nice to have you over…

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13 Nupur March 30, 2007 at 11:17 am

I *love* this Indian version of French toast. It is so creative of you to add the spinach and carrots!

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14 sunita's world March 31, 2007 at 9:04 pm

Hi Nupur, thanks for dropping by…

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15 Pallabi DAS November 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

THIS DISH IS REALLY YUMMY I TRIED IN MY HOSTEL N EVERY ONE LIKE ITS N WANT THE RECIPE..THANK YOU SUNITA (BA) (MUR FRNDS BURAY BOHOT BHAL PAISAY )

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