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.

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

  • Parvez

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

  • 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

    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