Savory French Toast with Mushroom Sauce

Lynnda Cloutier


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20 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


4 slices challah bread, 1/2 inch thick
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
salt and black pepper
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
3.5 oz.shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 1/2 tsp. tomato paste
2 1/2 tsp. flour
1/4 cup dry sherry
3/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
2 tbsp. cream cheese
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from element.
For toast, broil bread til golden on both sides, about 5 minutes. Let bread cool.
Whisk eggs, cream, and 2 tsp. thyme in shallow dish; season with salt and pepper. Add bread; soak 10 minutes, turning often.
For sauce, sauté mushrooms in oil in sauté pan til browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to bowl. Sauté onion in same pan in 2 Tbsp. butter, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and flour; cook 1 minute. Whisk in sherry til thickened, 1 minute. Stir in broth and mushrooms; cook 2 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese and 1 tsp. thyme. Keep warm.
Cook bread in 1 Tbsp. butter in cast iron skillet til browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Serve French toast with mushroom sauce. Serves 4

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American