December 24, 2021

Savory French Toast With Cherry Tomatoes And Basil

Recipe: Sam Sifton

Try Savory French Toast With Cherry Tomatoes And Basil from the new cookbook, No-Recipe Recipes.

“It’s axiomatic that a stash of leftover bread makes the best French toast for breakfast, and so it stands to reason that a savory version would be equally satisfying for the crew around your dinner table. At least that’s true in my house.”


  • Eggs
  • Basil
  • Hot sauce
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil



  1. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl as you usually would for French toast, but omit any sugar and cinnamon, and instead hit the eggs with pepper, chopped basil and a dash of hot sauce.
  2. Slide some slices of old bread in there to soak, then fry up the toasts in butter.
  3. Scattering a few handfuls of halved cherry tomatoes into the pan as the bread cooks yields a fine topping. Sprinkle basil leaves over. Doubters will doubt no more.

David Malosh


Reprinted from The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes