Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
I had french toast the first time when I was 10 years old and my aunt from America came over to Malta for a holiday. She Cooked the french toast for her children and me and served it with ketchup. This has nothing to do with her version of french toast which was the regular kind, but rather a quick meal in itself that can be prepared well ahead of time and baked at the last minute. This dish looks like pizza but without the effort. I always have toast bread in the house and this is perfect to use up the bread especially when it isnt so fresh anymore. feel free to change the toppings according to what you have at home, such as ham and cheese, olives, salami and cheese etc. Please do try this recipe and tell me what you think.
- 8 slices toast bread
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk (approx)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 4 slices cheese
- 1 pepper, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- Line a rectangular dish with baking paper.
- Saute the onions and peppers, until soft.
- Trim the crust from the bread and cover the bottom of the pan neatly with the bread slices. You might need to cut some so that no space remains.
- Mix the milk and eggs with the salt and pour over the bread slices, covering as much as possible. You might need to make up some more of the egg mixture depending in how thick the bread is or how many extra slices you have put in.( 1/4 cup milk per egg).
- arrange the sliced tomatoes on top, then the sauted peppers and onions. Cut each cheese slice into 4 strips and arrange on top.
- Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with oregano.
- Preheat oven to 300F/ 150C, in the meantime the egg mixture will get absorbed into the bread.
- bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the bread feels like french toast and the cheese is melted.
- Brown the top lightly under a grill to toast slightly. serve warm or cold cut into squares.
- I use cold leftovers for my kids school lunch the next day.