Time for another entry in the list of breakfast foods that don’t have to be sweet:
Don’t get me wrong. Sugary, crispy custard-bread is a fine foodstuff indeed. There’s a tiny roadside diner in Belchertown, Massachusetts that makes a gingerbread French toast I’ll remember for years. But for my money, that’s not breakfast. It’s dessert. It’s bread pudding by another name.
Breakfast French toast, in my book, is bread soaked in scrambled eggs, with enough salt and black pepper to make you sneeze. I love it especially when it’s made with Jewish deli bread: caraway rye or even a good chewy bagel.
Yes, I said bagel.