Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

Adapted from a recipe in Sally Schneider's cookbook A New Way to Cook. She used less butter than I do--2 tsps--but I have not been able to make that amount of butter last long enough without the toast starting to burn on or stick. Warning: These are NOT sweet. Can be used as breakfast, snacks or appetizers. I don't think this recipe would work that well with dried chives, but can't say for sure.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a fork, beat together the eggs through salt.
  2. Use fork's tines to pierce the bread in several places so it will absorb the batter.
  3. Place bread slices in batter and let steep about 1 minute on each side.
  4. Melt half the butter over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet and tilt to coat pan.
  5. Add bread slices to pan and cook, 2-3 minutes to a side, adding, melting and spreading the other half of the butter when you turn the slices. Toast should be deep golden brown.
  6. Serve at once, by itself.
  7. If you wish, spread with cream cheese or sour cream flavored w/ a little lime zest and top with smoked salmon.
  8. You can also serve with just butter or cut into smaller pieces and serve as simple hors d'oeuvres.


Most Helpful

This was a really nice change for breakfast. Actually any form of breakfast is a nice change for us, lol. Really loved the flavor of the chives with this. I did have to douple the egg mixture as 2 pieces of bread soaked up the first batch. I used nice thick slices of French bread and we served ours with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Thanks!

Kim127 April 27, 2008

A great choice for me! Muffins are an exception & I have found 1 sweet French toast dish my DH likes w/pears & cheese, but he is otherwise not a fan of sweet breakfast dishes. He wants meat, eggs, grits, fried potatoes, etc. When I saw the optional adds here, I knew I had found another exception to please both of us. I used fresh chives & ordinary wheat sandwich bread. I have served it 2 ways. It works very well as a side when lightly buttered & served w/eggs & bacon. Our favourite & so good for lighter weekday breakfasts is to slather cream cheese on it & top w/smoked salmon + extra chives. Yum! Pls see my rating system - a very worthy 4* & thx for sharing this recipe w/us.

twissis October 11, 2006

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