Cheesy French toast

Cheese-filled French toast served with mushrooms and chorizo makes a mean breakfast.
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Recipe from: 7 December 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 8
    slices white bread
  • butter
  • 100
    thinly sliced Gruyère cheese
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 125
  • sunflower oil
  • fried or grilled tomato pieces, to serve
  • half an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1
    chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 250
    brown mushrooms, quartered
  • sprig of fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
Servings: Change Serving



Mushrooms And Chorizo:
Heat a little sunflower oil and fry the onion until soft. Add the chorizo and fry until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat some more oil and fry the mushrooms with a sprig of thyme until tender. Return the chorizo to the pan and simmer the ingredients together for a few minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

French Toast:

Butter the bread. Place a few slices of cheese onto a buttered side of bread and top with the other slice. Press to enclose. Repeat with the remaining bread and cheese.

Whisk together the eggs and milk and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a shallow flat dish. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture and turn over so they soak up all of the egg mixture.

Heat a little oil and butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the sandwiches until golden, turning them carefully. Serve hot with the mushroom mixture and tomato. Garnish with thyme.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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