This great little number was given to me by Cassie ( http://cassieliversidge.com/) and went down a storm with a group of primary school kids aged from 2 to 9 (and their mums!). It’s a savoury take on the classic pain perdu.
tsp butter or oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 tbsp chopped chives
1 cup grated cheese
8 slices bread
1 tbsp butter (if you are frying them)
Finely chop leeks (or onions, or both) and fry gently in butter until soft.
Whisk eggs. Remove woody stalk from rosemary and chop. Add chives, rosemary, leeks and grated cheese to egg mixutre.
Lay slices of bread in a heat proof dish and coat with half the egg mixture. Turn the bread over carefully and repeat.
To fry, melt the butter in a hot frying pan and carefully slide the slices in gently, cook for a couple of minutes and then flip to cook the other side so they are nicely browed.
To grill, place the whole dish under a hot grill until the slices start to brown then flip them over and grill the other side (about 5 mins per side)
Serve with a fresh green salad or cut into slices for hungry little people to eat immediately!