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Savory Chive French Toast

(recipe, Cindy Burke)

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I like to make this savory version of French toast using freshly snipped chives. Serve the warm toast with a drizzle of crème fraîche and a thin slice of salmon lox. A basted egg with a bit of lemony hollandaise sauce is also a good topper.


  1. 1 egg
  2. ½ cup milk
  3. 2 Tbsp. chives, snipped or minced
  4. 4 slices challah bread
  5. 4 slices smoked-salmon lox
  6. 2 Tbsp. crème fraîche or sour cream
  7. Lemon wedges


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add the chives. Soak four slices of challah bread in the batter for about one minute on each side.
  2. Cook on a lightly buttered griddle until brown on each side and warmed through. Serve two slices of French toast on a warm plate with two slices of smoked-salmon lox, a wedge of lemon, and crème fraîche.