Smoked Salmon French Toast

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Recipe: #24754

August 25, 2016

Categories: French Toast

"From Super Food Ideas magazine (JULY 2016)"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (290.6 g)
  • Calories 527
  • Total Fat - 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1287.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 29.6 g
  • Calcium - 167.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 150C/130C fan forced.

Step 2

Place a wire rack over a large baking tray and place in the oven.

Step 3

Whisk eggs, milk and parmesan in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Trim ends from loaf of bread and discard.

Step 5

Cut bread into 12 slices.

Step 6

Melt a little of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat and dip 2 slices of bread in egg mixture until soaked, draining excess.

Step 7

Cook bread for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden.

Step 8

Transfer to wire rack in the oven to keep warm and repeat with remaining bread slices, egg mixture and butter.

Step 9

Place parsley, dill, lemon, zest, capers and eschalot in a bowl and drizzle with oil and lemon juice.

Step 10

Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Step 11

Divide toast among serving plates and top each with smoked salmon, sour cream and parsley mixture.

Step 12

Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the sourdough bread, look for a loaf that is fresh and has a good flavor.
  • When zesting the lemon, make sure to only grate the yellow part of the skin, avoiding the white pith underneath.

  • Instead of rye sourdough bread, use whole wheat bread. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds more fiber to the dish, making it a healthier option.
  • Instead of Parmesan cheese, use feta cheese. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a different flavor profile to the dish, making it more interesting and flavorful.

Vegetarian Option Replace smoked salmon with grilled halloumi cheese and sour cream with Greek yogurt.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic - Roasted asparagus is a perfect side dish to the Smoked Salmon French Toast. The lemon and garlic provide a bright, zesty flavor that complements the smoked salmon and Parmesan cheese, while the asparagus adds a fresh, crunchy texture.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze - Roasted Brussels sprouts are a great compliment to the Smoked Salmon French Toast. The bacon adds a salty, smoky flavor that pairs well with the Parmesan cheese, while the balsamic glaze adds a sweet and tangy flavor that complements the smoked salmon. The Brussels sprouts provide a crunchy texture that makes this dish a perfect side dish.


Q: How long does the smoked salmon French toast take to make?

A: The smoked salmon French toast takes approximately 30 minutes to make, including preheating the oven.

Q: Does the smoked salmon French toast require any special ingredients?

A: No, the smoked salmon French toast is made with everyday ingredients like bread, eggs, smoked salmon, and herbs.

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Fun facts:

The smoked salmon used in this recipe is a traditional breakfast item in Jewish cuisine, and is known as lox. The dish has been a part of Jewish culture for centuries, and is still a popular breakfast item today.

The use of Parmesan cheese in this recipe is said to have been invented by the famous Italian chef, Bartolomeo Scappi, in the 1500s. He is credited with introducing the use of Parmesan cheese in many classic Italian dishes, including this French toast.