Easy Breakfasts Even Famous Chefs Make
These simple yet far-from-boring meals lean toward the savory, though we're happy to report that one famous pastry chef manages to slip some chocolate in.
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French Toast with an Exotic Twist
Savory strikes again: The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
's executive chef Amol Agarwal takes your basic pain perdu
and injects it with a little spice. He starts the usual way, whisking some eggs, but instead of sprinkling in cinnamon, he adds salt, pepper and chili powder or the spice mix garam masala (and sometimes finely chopped red onion, cilantro and green chilies, too). He uses multigrain toast to soak up the flavored egg, then cooks it in a nonstick pan, flipping it after a few minutes so it can turn golden on both sides. The obvious accompaniment: A cup of chai tea.