Whereas the rest of the civilised world eats their scrambled egg on toast, the French (absolutely no surprises here) decided to be different and eat their scrambled egg right inside their toast. Now once you go to the effort of making French toast, it is imperative that you enjoy it with all the decadent trimmings. This means you go all the way and serve the French toast with braaied pineapple, fire-toasted pecan nuts and some honey. Not only does this meal taste great and look beautiful, it is also a great way to show off around the campsite when on holiday. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is South African toast
- 6 eggs (beaten)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into thin slices
- cinnamon, to dust on the pineapple
- 1 packet of pecan nuts, roughly chopped (100g)
- 8 slices white bread
- 2 tots butter
- ½cup honey(or syrup)
- Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl. Now you proceed to do a few things at the same time:
- Braai the pineapple slices on your grid until toasted and charred. Dust with cinnamon while braaiing the pineapple.
- Also at the same time, place the pecan nuts in a dry pan (a pan without oil or butter) on the fire and toast until they start to turn a golden brown colour. This will literally take a minute, so be careful not to let it burn, as this happens very quickly and can happen to the, ahem, best of braaiers. As soon as the nuts are out of the pan, go to step 4
- Heat a little bit of the butter in a pan. Soak a slice of bread in the egg mixture and fry in the warm pan on both sides until golden brown. Add new butter to the pan and repeat this step until all the bread is done.
- Assemble the meal as follows: Layer of bread, slices of braaied pineapple, pecan nuts, a drizzle of honey. Now add the second slice of French toast, more pineapple and more nuts and honey. Sprinkle a quota of the toasted nuts over the top and finish the meal off with a final drizzle of honey
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