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Parmesan & Herb Savory French Toast {with Balsamic Onion Jam}

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Parmesan & Herb Savory French Toast {with Balsamic Onion Jam} is just one more reason I’m addicted to breakfast foods.  Fresh herb flavors with a bit of nutty parmesan went so well with the slightly sweet onion jam.  Let fresh herbs elevate the flavors in your dishes while you take full credit for the results.

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Savory French Toast is such a nice variation on a classic breakfast favorite.  Simply replace hints of cinnamon & sugar with herbs & aromatics.

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Whisk finely chopped herbs into eggs and cream.  Add favorite seasonings. I’m a huge fan of Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning.  It brings a wonderful savory burst of flavor without adding unwanted sodium.  Allow your bread slices to soak up as much liquid as possible before pan frying.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese for a wonderful crispy edge.

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I paired our Parmesan & Herb Savory French Toast with Balsamic Onion Jam.  Sweet red onions, slowly reduced with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  I used my favorite blueberry balsamic but any flavor would be wonderful.

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Parmesan & Herb Savory French Toast {with Balsamic Onion Jam}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


For the balsamic onion jam…

  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar

For the French toast…

  • butter for pan frying
  • 4 slices bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 2 Tbl. fresh herbs finely chopped (we used lemony thyme, sage, parsley and chives)
  • 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


For the balsamic onion jam…

  • Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add brown sugar and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook an additional 2 minutes.

For the French toast…

  • Whisk together eggs, cream, herbs and seasoning. Dredge bread slices in egg mixture turning several times until each slice is soaked.
  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add soaked bread slices, sprinkle tops of each slice with about 1 Tbl. of parmesan cheese. Pan fry until golden brown. Turn slices, sprinkle each with additional parmesan cheese. Pan try until golden brown.
  • Serve topped with a spoonful of balsamic onion jam, sprinkle of parmesan, and fresh snipped chives.


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