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Cheese and Chive French Toast

A French toast recipe that is impressive yet quick and easy to make. This savoury cheese and chive version makes for a great breakfast, brunch, or delicious lunch! It’s also a great way to use up leftover bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4


  • 2 free range eggs
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 50g medium Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 25g double Gloucester cheese, grated
  • 25g Red Leicester cheese, grated
  • 5g chives, 20 strands approx.
  • ½tsp garlic granules
  • salt pinch
  • freshly ground black pepper, pinch
  • 4 medium white loaf bread slices
  • 50g unsalted butter for frying


  • 1. In a in a small bowl, whisk eggs together with the garlic, chopped chives (if you like, keep aside a little of the chives for garish), salt, pepper, and grated cheddar cheese. Transfer the mixture into a shallow baking dish.
    2. Cut the bread slices diagonally into halves to create triangular pieces. Over a medium heat, melt the butter in a large frying pan.
    3. Dip each triangular slice of bread in the cheesy egg mixture and pan fry the over a medium heat for a couple of minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
    4. Take off the pan and place on a napkin to absorb any excess butter. Serve immediately!


Any leftovers can be refrigerated and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or air fryer.
For a large crowd, cook a batch in large frying pan and keep warm in a preheated 160c fan oven until ready to serve up to your gathering.
The quantity of butter required will vary on the type of frying pan (ideally non-stick), bread absorbency.






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