Saturday, 7 June 2014

Savoury Knights in Eggy Armour

Happy Saturday! Needing some breakfast inspiration?

Let's go back in time, cirka 15 years or so... Julie was a picky eater, always had been due to too nice parents who would let Julie get away with not eating her vegetables *shakes head*. I cannot believe I let myself miss out on so many good things, there were only a couple of vegetables that I really liked.
Obviously that has changed quite drastically over the last decade or so, but still - sometimes the kind of food I ate back then is still something I crave. I came across some posts about sweet Poor Knights, and it instantly made me think about the lovely savoury French Toast that my mum would make for me sometimes after school if I was hungry, or in the weekends sometimes for breakfast.

A handful of ingredients, and still I hadn't had these bad boys in years! That will change from now on though, let me tell you! Whenever I catch myself having some bread in the freezer, they'll be dipped in egg and fried until crisp, and that's just the way it has to be...

Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner - you can have these ANY time of the day (or night)!

Savoury Knights in Eggy Armour
(Serves 1)

1 egg
Splash of milk
2-3 slices of bread
Butter for frying

- In a bowl that is wide enough to dip the slices of bread in, simply combine the egg, milk and a little bit of salt and pepper.

- Heat butter in a frying pan, and dip the bread into the egg mix, making sure you allow it to soak up the goodness before popping them in the pan to fry until golden.

- Serve on it's own, or with some bacon, or perhaps some cheese, or just some plain delicious butter, mmmm!

Perhaps accompany it with some freshly brewed coffee?

Inspired by mamma

- Jules


  1. Looks delicious! Sort of like a savory French toast? Love the name, that's a fun way to put it! :)

    1. Hehe yeh exactly! I had no idea what the actual name was for these. In Norway, we call them French toast or Poor Knights (Arme Riddere), but this could be used as reference to both the sweet and savoury kind :P I've never had the sweet kind before though, have to fix that! x

  2. The name cracks me up!! In Germany, we have "Arme Ritter" - I'm guessing it's the same thing!

    It's the simple things that taste the best. Bread, eggs, butter.... yum! Great breakfast idea! Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe with us!!

    1. Hey you! No problemo!
      Yeh, in Norwegian, we say "arme riddere", so that is basically the same :) Sometimes it's good to be reminded of recipes like these, although you can pretty much figure them out in the morning as you go along. Are you used to the sweet or savoury Ritters? x

  3. Arme Riddere!! Det husker jeg også godt fra barndommen. Det er så koselig med mat som vekker gode minner.
    Ble forresten så glad da jeg leste kommentaren din om at du hadde laget black forest sjokoladen min, og likte den. Så koselig ♥ jeg elsker den også, og skal lage den på raw food kurset!

    1. Ja, dette er nostalgi på fat skal jeg si deg, og vet du hva? Det er ikke siste gangen jeg lager den Black Forest sjokoladen din igjen altså! Den var helt nydelig og blir nok og finne på bloggen i nærmeste fremtid :D x