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Eggy Bread Indian Style (Gypsy Toast, Eggy Bread, French Toast)

Eggy Toast

Mamta Gupta

I used to make these a lot when girls were young and living at home. I still make them occasionally for a brunch. The recipe has been altered to suit Indian taste. You can use a slightly stale bread for making these, but the eggs should be fresh. They make a quick and simple breakfast or a light meal. Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread (this dish tastes best with white bread)

  • 2 large or 3 medium eggs. The amount of eggs is approximate.

  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped (Indians don’t generally remove seeds)

  • 1-2 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves or chives

  • 2-3 tbsp. full cream milk or a little single cream (optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Oil or butter for pan frying (I prefer oil)

Instructions

  1. Break the eggs in a bowl.

  2. Add salt, pepper, onions, coriander leaves/chives and green chillies. Beat until well mixed. You can add milk or cream to this mix, if you like.

  3. Heat oil/butter in a large non-stick frying pan to medium hot.

  4. Dip each bread slice into the egg-milk mixture, turning over to cover both sides. It will absorb a little egg.

  5. Place the bread slices in hot butter/oil, adding a little egg mixture with chopped onions, green chillies and coriander on top.

  6. Turn over after a minute or two and cook until both sides are cooked through and look slightly brown.

  7. Serve hot with some tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.

Notes

  • You can also add a little of de-seeded and finely chopped tomatoes.

  • You can make sweet French toast by adding sugar to the eggs in place of salt, pepper, onions, chillies and coriander leaves.

  • You can make 'eggy bread' with leftover naan bread also.

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