Savory French Toast with Mushroom Sauce

Lynnda Cloutier


Crispy toast comes alive with a savory mushroom sauce. A great weekend meal. source unknown


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20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Savory French Toast with Mushroom Sauce


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from element.
  2. For toast, broil bread til golden on both sides, about 5 minutes. Let bread cool.
  3. Whisk eggs, cream, and 2 tsp. thyme in shallow dish; season with salt and pepper. Add bread; soak 10 minutes, turning often.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

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About Savory French Toast with Mushroom Sauce

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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