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Sunday Brunch: Cheesy French Toast Recipe

Posted January 24, 2016 by Stephanie
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This is going to be a quickie because I need to pack my heavy winter coat, scarf and beanie: I’m heading to Minneapolis for a quick trip. I’m kind of excited because I’ve heard so many awesome things. But I’m also kind of scared of the weather. It does look like there’s going to be a warming trend, so fingers crossed that my fingers don’t freeze!

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This cheesy french toast is just the kind of thing I love eating in cold weather. Cheesy, warm, eggy bread: what’s not to love? Essentially it’s French toast minus any sort of syrup, plus cheese. Because, cheese. The inside of the bread stays custardy, the cheese gets melty-crisp and with a dollop of sour cream it kind of sort of feels a little bit like eating a pierogi?

Happy Sunday – stay warm and brunch up!

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Cheesy French Toast Recipe
makes 1 slice, scale as needed

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 super thick slice of bread of choice (I used white)
  • a touch of oil or butter for the pan
  • sliced green onions, to serve
  • sour cream, to serve

Whisk together the egg, milk, cheddar and a bit of salt and pepper.. Soak the bread on both sides while you heat up a non-stick pan over medium heat. Heat up your oil or butter and add the slice of bread to the pan and grill until golden brown. Be patient and cook on medium to medium low so the cheese crisps up and the eggy insides cook through, about 5 minutes per side. Ideally you want the cheese to frico/get extra crsipy, so patience is a virtue! When both sides are cooked to your liking, serve with sour cream and a generous amount of green onions. Enjoy!

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?
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  1. as much as i love sugar, i’ve hit my sweets limit for the moment and savory things sound so delicious (especially when there’s custardy, frico-ified goodness!).

  2. Oh my that cheese crust! Some true cheeseporn over here!

  3. I think I’ve just fallen in love with that French toast *drools*

  4. Jess says:

    Oh my, this looks amazing and absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely give this one a try – I’m an absolute sucker for anything cheese! (like cheese pancakes? yes. cheese waffles? yes. cheese french toast? uh, heck yes!)
    – Jess x

  5. Katrina says:

    The cheesier, the better no matter the category! This French toast is a total babe.

  6. Enjoy Minneapolis – it is wonderful and so magical in the snow! If you have time, make sure you get dinner at Bar La Grassa, brunch at Bachelor Farmer, donuts from The Baker’s Wife, and coffee from Spyhouse (just to name a few!). Aaaaaand the Cuban food at Victor’s is simply wonderful too!

  7. You’re going to be in my neck of the woods! It’s going to be (relatively) warm here in the Twin Cities, so it’s a good week to visit. Minneapolis is one of the best foodie cities in the country! We just don’t get talked about as much as New York or LA. Check out Ramen Kazama or Zen Box Izakaya for some of the best ramen in the TC area.

  8. Funnily enough I had a cheesy toastie this lunchtime, such a delicious meal when it’s cold outside. I love your version with the sour cream and onions

  9. Katie Kelly says:

    I love the idea of a savory French Toast!! This looks so good!

  10. Heather says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  11. Trudy says:

    okay this looks amazing and now I’m so hungry aha!

  12. Stefanie says:

    it’s like a french toast married with a grilled cheese! what a perfect combo.

  13. Liz says:

    Yummy! You’ll love MPLS. So much to see and do!

  14. Happy Sunday! Have fun in Minneapolis and stay warm!

  15. I love this idea! What’s better than french toast… cheese toast turned into french toast. thanks for sharing, and stay warm on your trip!

  16. What?! Cheesy FT? Hollaaaaa

  17. Jonathan says:

    This is amazing, Steph! I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  18. Ania says:

    Hey Stephanie! First of all, I love your blog. It’s so inspiring! And beautiful. But tell me,why do you you think it tastes almost like pierogi? It can’t just be the sour cream cheese right? Cheers and pierogis, Ania

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      it’s the crispy cheese and the inside texture of the toast that is sort of custard-y. it reminds me of the potato filling in some pierogi :)

  19. Beata says:

    Crispy, savory and cheesy!?! I’m hooked, can’t wait to recreate this one.

  20. Ellen Violet Beckett says:

    Just tried this and it was beautiful, added my own twist by putting chopped up basil with it!

  21. Tessa van Niekerk says:

    This is the version of French Toast I grew up with. I actually didn’t know that “without cheese” was an option!

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