Savory Herb, Bacon and Tomato French Toast Recipe

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For a different twist on French toast, try this savory recipe for a hearty breakfast dish that can be made 2 days ahead. This breakfast recipe includes, bread, bacon, tomatoes, and eggs for serving family and friends with hungry appetites in the morning.
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  • 8 slices bacon - fried
  • Butter to grease dish
  • 8-10 slices thick white bread
  • 3 scallions - chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon - snipped
  • 1/2 cup grated swiss cheese, more to sprinkle on top if desired
  • 1/2 cup grated colby jack cheese, more to sprinkle on top if desired
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tomato - chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
Container: 9 x 13 pan - 2 inches deep
20 mins
45 mins
1.25 hrs
  • Fry bacon until golden brown, cut into pieces and set aside.
  • Grease the 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Remove crusts from bread and cut each slice into 2 strips.
  • Mix together herbs and scallions in a small bowl.
  • Combine the grated cheeses together in another small bowl.
  • Cover the bottom of the baking dish with a layer of bread slices, season with salt and pepper and scatter half the herb mixture over the top of the bread slices.
  • Sprinkle half the cheese mixture over the herbs, then half of the tomato and half of the bacon.
  • Repeat these layers, then finish with a layer of bread slices.
  • There should be approximately 1/2" below the rim of the dish.
  • Beat eggs with milk and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the bread.
  • Sprinkle with extra cheese and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Place in refrigerator and refrigerate for 24-48 hours.
  • To cook, preheat oven to 350°, bake 1 1/2 hours or until mixture has risen 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" above rim and is golden.
  • Check for doneness by inserting a knife tip into the center. It should come out clean.
  • Serve hot from the oven.
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