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Savory Romano Crusted French Toast with Cherry Tomato Basil Butter

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  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup finely grated romano cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 loaf italian bread, cut into 8 thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • a few basil leaves for garnish

cherry tomato basil butter

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sundried cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half + half, cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk well until combined. Heat a large skillet over medium head and add 1 1/2 tablespoons butter. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and flip to coat. Add the french toast to the skillet and fry on both sides until golden. Repeat with the remaining bread and butter. Serve immediately with the tomato basil butter for topping, a sprinkling of romano and a few basil leaves.

cherry tomato basil butter

  • Mix all ingredients together until combined. You can serve softened or place in the fridge to firm up.

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