Saturday, July 21, 2012

80--- Savory French Toast

Why does French toast need to be a sweet meal?  Make it savory and you can add on the veggies.  For any meal of the day- this one's a keeper.

Savory French Toast
Serves 2

4 -1" slices rustic wheat bread
3 egg whites
3 eggs
2 Tbsp skim milk
1/4 tsp salt + additional for sprinkling
Dash black pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
Dash dried thyme
Dash crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely minced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
Olive oil spray

Heat a small skillet over medium high heat.  Add olive oil and onions.  Saute until softened, then reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook until caramelized, ~7 minutes.  Place onions into a small bowl, cover and set aside.

Spray skillet with olive oil spray, then add arugula leaves. Saute over medium heat until leaves are wilted.  Sprinkle with salt, remove from heat, cover and set aside.

Whisk together egg whites, 1 egg, milk, salt, pepper, basil, thyme, garlic and red pepper in a shallow bowl.  Heat a nonstick pan to medium high heat.  Soak each side of bread in egg mixture, then place into pan.  Cook for ~4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and heated through thoroughly.

Remove toast from skillet and place onto a plate, cover until ready to serve.

In nonstick skillet, crack two eggs and cook until desired consistency (I like my yolks runny).

Place two slices of toast onto a plate, top with half of arugula, one egg, then a generous portion of caramelized onions.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 2 slices: 424 calories, 13 g fat, 24 g protein, 47 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g fiber

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