Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The (very) serious business of French toast. Part two.

Do you have a favourite food that you think there is no possible way it could get any better? You know that food you'd trample on your loved one for. Outta my way.

Like the perfect roast chicken. Or door-stop BLT sandwich. Or flaky beef wellington. Or crunchy fries. Or sticky toffee pudding. Or butterscotch sauce...or...

One of mine is a proper French toast. Like this sweet brioche one with carmelised banana and flaked almonds.  

Now I've a sweet tooth.....and also a lot of savoury I started thinking about how I could possibly make this favourite even better. This hard task has been carried out for your benefit also dear reader. I'm just that type of self-less person. 

So let's take some not-so-innocent French toast and add...oh, let's see, what about some creamy avocado and crispy smoked bacon?

Yes please. 

I'm not advocating eating this every day of the week...but on a wintery Wednesday no one's going to judge you for indulging now are they? 

Golden French toast combines with the crispy bacon and rich avocado and has a little party in your mouth. You'll want to keep eating it...and eating it....and eating it. Stop! Enjoy in moderation. Ahem.


Ingredients (serves 2) 

4 slices streaky bacon
1 ripe avocado
Salt and pepper, to season
2 medium free range eggs
60ml whole milk
4 slices bread
15g butter

How to...

It's best to use bread that is at least 1 day old. What a perfect excuse for using up those last few slices. 

Cook the bacon under a high grill until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you make the French toast.

Whisk the eggs and milk in a medium sized bowl. Place the bread in the egg mixture and leave to soak for 1 minute, then turn the bread over. Don't let the bread get too soggy.

Melt the butter in a frying pan on a medium heat. When the butter is sizzling add the bread and cook until both sides are golden brown. 

Top the toast with the avocado and bacon. 


  1. Oh I love bacon and avocado, and French toast!
    I shall ask Mr. FFID to make this for my next brunch :-) Allez, au travail Mr. FFID!

  2. Au travail Mr. FFID! He needs to earn his next foodie trail trip! ;-)