Sunday, November 7, 2010


I was lieing in my bed this morning, wondering if the weather would improve later on and if we would see some sun. It took some time to wake up completely and by the time I was up I was pretty hungry. I was thinking about some nice breakfast idea and remembered my mom's Grenki (very popular Russian breakfast). I think the English name for this is French toast. I literally grew up with this food. It was a typical weekend breakfast since I can remember myself. Some nice memories came to my mind. :) I wonder why I make them sooo rarely.


10 slices of bread
3 eggs
100 ml milk
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
some olive oil or butter for frying
sliced ham and mozzarella for serving
, optional (you could remove the ham for vegetarian version)

1. In a shallow bowl beat the eggs with the milk, salt and sugar.
2. Heat the oil or melt the butter in a pan with non-stick surface.
3. One by one dip the bread slices into the egg mixture from both sides (don't let them soak though) and place on the pan, few at a time. Fry on both sides until its dark golden. Remove from the pan, set aside and proceed with the next batch.

4. Arrange few Grenki on a pan, place a slice of ham and some mozzarella on each piece, cover and fry over a very low heat until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Alternatively you could serve Grenki with jam or honey. It is a great start of the day and it keeps you full for quite some time. My man sad that Grenki rock!!!


Anonymous said...

I think that the French toast is supposed to be sweet, most commonly with cinnamon, therefore you can keep the originality of the dish!

Manolis said...

It reminds me of augofetes! Keep up the good work!

Sunshine said...

:) I guess various versions of this dish exist in more or less all the countries. Probably because it is so ridiculously easy to make and it's veeery delicious!