When pizza meets French toast, love transpires

Published: March 24, 2017
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I thought why not combine the two and turn dinner into breakfast! PHOTO: ARHAMA SIDDIQA.

During my time at LUMS, if there was one thing I looked forward to before going to those early morning classes, it was the Pepsi Dining Center (PDC) French toast with a cup of steaming illaichi chai. Another thing I remember from university was the all-nighter sessions, where pizza was our staple, our means for survival… let’s just say pizza saw us through many a tough one. We owe pizza a lot.

I have already done a piece on pizza bread and one on French toast so today, I am going to be very creative and combine the two to turn dinner into breakfast! I would like to say this insanely simple springboard of culinary greatness was solely mine but the idea has actually been going around for quite some time in different forms – eggs on pizza being one.

It is a super easy and great way to satisfy pizza cravings, especially when you are the only one who has them. Plus all these ingredients are always available in the kitchen store! Here goes…

Ingredients:

Bread Slices – 2

Cheese Slices – 1

Chicken (these can be chunks or even left-over chicken tikka)

Olives, mushrooms, capsicum… the list can go on and on

Mayonnaise

Chili Garlic Sauce

Pizza Sauce

Egg – 1

Milk – 2-3 tbsp

Paprika – 1 pinch

Salt – 1 pinch

Method:

1. Whisk together an egg, milk, paprika and salt

2. On one slice of bread spread pizza sauce, while on the other spread mayo and garlic sauce. Add chunks and toppings of your choice on either slice. Cover with a slice of cheese. Form a sandwich.

3. Dip the sandwich in the egg mixture and fry on a low flame and you are good to go.

You can add about anything to it. Maybe make it crunchy with some greens or gooey cheesy with well… more cheese.

Each bite will give you the gooey taste of pizza in a sandwich. The egg and cheese mixture adds great flavour that kicks up this tasty new lunch or dinner idea. Do try it out!

All photos: Arhama Siddiqa

Arhama Siddiqa

Arhama Siddiqa

The author is a LUMS and University of Warwick Alumnus and is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She calls herself a bibliophile,a dreamer and an avid foodie. She also has a Instagram food blog: @chakhoous (www.instagram.com/chakhoous/) . She tweets @arhama_siddiqa (twitter.com/arhama_siddiqa)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Parvez

    It looks like you threw in ‘ pizza ‘ as an attention grabber…..what you have is a fried sandwich with a lot of yummy stuffing ( ….the good Earl of Sandwich would be proud ).
    On pizza being a college staple, my children who are no longer children, tell us that at night when pulling an all-nighter they would eat left over pizza slices from the refrigerator ……and claimed it was awesome.
    Believe it or not but this type of sandwich with all types of stuff stuffed in is a favourite with us.Recommend

  • Hidayat Rizvi

    This is what bjp has in store for you. Chastity belts. One of the most appalling practices in bjp ruled Rajasthan is the chastity belt. A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing which is designed to prevent sexual intercourse. This is very popular in Rajasthan, where girls are made to wear such kinds of things by force. Chastity belts are made on a very wide scale here, and can even be found in precious metals such as gold or silver. One such incident took place, where a woman was travelling via public transport and suddenly her thighs started bleeding. When the doctors examined the injuries they found that the cause was a chastity belt that she was made to wear.

    The common excuse for the dismal condition of women in Rajasthan is the society’s feudal mindset. While such a mindset does exist, the true blame for the uninterrupted violence against women lies in the failure of the state’s law enforcement agencies to maintain effective rule of law.

    In many parts of the state, the law enforcement agency, particularly the police, are controlled by the local political party leaders. Most of them, believing and propagating their interpretation of Hinduism, promoted by the Bahratiya Janata Party [BJP] advocate Manu proposition of women being equated to a Dalit. According to Manu law, the Manusmriti, women do not have equal status vis a vis the men. They have no other right other than those that have been granted to them by their husbands.

    The local police are controlled by the political henchmen who are in turn motivated by the interpretation of Hinduism as dictated by the BJP, the ruling party of the state. This is the cause for the blatant refusal of the police to register complaints by women and women groups in the state for crimes committed against them. This serves as a powerful deterrent to other would be complainants..!..!..!!..!Recommend

  • Parvez

    Interesting comment….but ET does it have anything to do with French-toast ….or pizza ??….if it does please, please do explain.Recommend

  • Hamsid

    I saw this and I think flabbergasted is the term? … or even that is an understatement I think =pRecommend

  • Hamsid

    hahaha
    noooo it has such a typical pizza-topping-stuffing feel to it that ‘pizza’ just had to go in there =p
    I agree, left over pizza is so much more amazing, especially if one is a student!Recommend

  • Hamsid

    I so wanted to name it a freneza or frizza but those sounded dangerously close to actual girl names =pRecommend

  • Parvez

    You should have…both sound nice.Recommend

  • Parvez

    In the pictures the end result looks nothing like pizza ……to me its still a fried sandwich …. someone, anyone help me.Recommend

  • Hamsid

    okay okay… I submit I submit =pRecommend

  • Hamsid

    Please expect crazy names in the future now =pRecommend

  • Myrna Minkoff

    What are you having? Coming up with such fantastical storiesRecommend

  • Parvez

    On naming food…..I’ll tell you a story.
    If you’ve had the experience of sailing on a cargo vessel from Karachi to say Colombo you would find at lunch time the menu saying Kathiawar Curry ….its mutton, potatoes in a spicy curry. As you pass Mumbai its chicken, potatoes in a spicy curry and it becomes Mumbai curry…..then the inventive chief steward gives its a twist and it becomes Goa curry…….and then you reach Colombo. So be careful :-)Recommend

  • Hamsid

    wow That is pretty cool and seems like you have been quiet a traveler !Recommend

  • Hamsid

    Again I will repeat , I absolutely love reading your comments so thank you !Recommend

  • Parvez

    yup….same food ….different names. The traveling I’ve done was due to my profession. Mixing travel with food was a brilliant idea……the TV food shows that did have been phenomenal hits.
    Enjoyed the exchange.Recommend

  • Hamsid

    you hosted tv shows! link please!Recommend