This savory French toast recipe is known as fried eggy bread(yumurtali ekmek) in Turkey. It makes your mornings worth waking up to. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Breakfast recipes have an important role in Turkish cuisine and eggy bread toasts are a classic from our childhood. They are the star of a lazy weekend breakfast table just like tomato scrambled eggs aka menemen, simit and cheese borek.
You might have seen thousands of french toast recipes around the Internet. Savory, sweet, stove-top fried or french toast sandwiches. We weren't aware that there are that many variations in other cuisines until we started blogging and learning from others. However, today we want to go simple and share the easiest savory french toast recipe or eggy bread as we call it in Turkey.
Although we love to go with quick and easy breakfast recipes especially during weekdays like warm bulgur breakfast bowls, banana oatmeal breakfast cookies or low-carb egg muffins, weekend breakfasts are always our favorite.
Breakfast is like a big ceremony with lots of foods at the weekend when all family members are together. If you are one of those who can not think of breakfast without bread, you have something in common with Turkish people. We LOVE to spread something on bread such as butter, honey, clotted cream, strawberry jam or even a spicy acuka sauce. And a stack of spicy eggy bread toasts makes a great base for any spread.
How To Make
Nobody can resist newly made eggy bread toasts for breakfast. We make it in the simplest form: Beat eggs, season with salt and spices. Dip bread slices into beaten egg mixture so that they absorb the mixture well and then fry in butter or olive oil. No additional flavors.
French Toast Without Milk
This recipe doesn't have any milk. The mixture contains just eggs and spices, which makes the toasts fluffier. That's why they are called eggy bread toasts. Also, you can use olive oil or another plant-based oil for frying if you want to make it completely dairy-free.
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If you want a more special breakfast that you can make for your beloved one, give our Valentines French Toast Bites a try!
Serve them hot with typical Turkish breakfast foods like cheese, olives, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. A glass of Turkish tea or coffee must accompany as well.
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Turkish Eggy Bread Recipe (Yumurtali Ekmek)
Bread slices dipped into a beaten egg mixture and then fried.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 9 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Frying
- Cuisine: Turkish
- 4 slices bread (any kind you like)
- 3 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- A pinch of cumin
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Break the eggs in a medium bowl. Add in spices and beat well.
- Dip the bread slices into the mixture. Make sure boths sides absorb it.
- Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet and cook 2 slices at a time for about a minute per side or until golden.
- Repeat for the other two bread slices.
- Serving Size: 1 toast
- Calories: 221
- Sugar: 3.6 g
- Sodium: 458.4 mg
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.4 g
- Protein: 4.9 g
- Cholesterol: 155.2 mg
Keywords: eggy bread, yumurtali ekmek, savory French toast