Soaked in a custard blend with crumbled feta cheese and fresh thyme, this Savory Feta Cheese French Toast will quickly become your family’s favorite!

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Hi, Friend! Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend been? I spent most of the weekend inside the house, wearing my most favorite purple robe, and watching the snowfall from my window. Don’t worry, I combed my hair and took a shower, too.

You know what the deal is around here, right? I am Macedonian and very proud of it. But you knew that. Once in a while I come around here, make a mention of it, even share a recipe or two that I grew up on, such as the Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese or this amazing Meat and Potato Gratin. 

If there was a food-word that could best describe me and my taste buds, it would be this – this soft, fragrant, delicious Savory Feta Cheese French Toast.!

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Growing up, this was our morning breakfast every Sunday. We (Macedonians) call this, “Przeni Lepcinja”, a.k.a. Fried Bread Slices, and not French Toast. In fact, the first time I heard it called that was when we came to the States. The French don’t call it French Toast, either! They call it Pain Perdu, a.k.a. Lost Bread. So there!

I remember my Mom would purposely leave the loaf of bread on the counter the night before so that it would be as stale as possible the next day. We’d come home from Church, gather around the kitchen table and wait for Mom to deliver the goods.

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Eggs, milk, fresh thyme and feta cheese all soaked up by this sliced beauty. What could be better!? A side of plain yogurt is all you need to complete the meal. If you find yourselves fighting for the last slice, don’t worry, it’s quite normal. We do that every single time they make their appearance.

Also?! This makes a great Brinner, too!


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Soaked in a custard blend with crumbled feta cheese and fresh thyme, this Savory Feta Cheese French Toast will quickly become your family's favorite!
Serves: Makes 12 to 16 Slices
  • 1 loaf (16-oz.) stale french bread, sliced into 1-inch thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese, divided
  1. Line a plate with paper towel and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, thyme, pepper and 1 cup crumbled feta cheese until completely blended.
  4. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, covering all sides, and scooping up bits of feta cheese from the bottom.
  5. Transfer each bread slice to pan and cook on both sides until golden; about 1-1/2 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed. (I cook 2 to 3 slices of bread at a time)
  6. Remove each slice and place on paper towel to soak up excess fat.
  7. Sprinkle toast with remaining crumbled feta cheese and serve hot.


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  1. Donna @ My Tasty Journey April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Reply

    Just made this and it was AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for such a great recipe!

    • Katerina Petrovska April 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM - Reply

      YAY! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! It’s definitely one of my absolute favorites.

  2. claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 26, 2014 at 5:58 PM - Reply

    Savory french toast? Oh yes. Sign me up!!

  3. Dede January 22, 2014 at 5:14 PM - Reply

    So many fantastic recipes – love them all!

  4. Kirsten January 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    I am very very intrigued by the concept of savory french toast.
    This sounds, and looks, delicious.

  5. Valerie January 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    No matter what language you say it in, this looks Epic! :D

  6. Rose January 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    Delicious! Do you guys use a goat feta cheese or just a regular cow feta cheese?

    Otherwise I’ve tried slightly altered sample of the same recipe, and it tasted great!

    • Katerina Petrovska January 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM - Reply

      Hi Rose!! In fact, we use sheep feta cheese. Macedonian feta is almost always made with sheep milk.

      • Rose January 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM - Reply

        Sheep feta cheese? It’s sharper then the regular cow’s feta, right?
        However, gotta try to see.

        • Katerina Petrovska January 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM - Reply

          Yes, it is sharper, and the taste is more pronounced. Also, it’s not as salty as the Greek’s feta cheese, but not as sweet as the French. :-)

  7. mjskit January 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM - Reply

    French toast, French bread – this looks absolutely delicious! I love the feta and thyme. Definitely need to try this because we love French toast on for Sunday brunch! Thanks!

  8. Nikki @ Tikkido January 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    Wow, I’ve never even contemplated savory french toast! What an utterly fabulous idea! I much prefer savory flavors to sweet ones, and I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  9. Ellen January 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM - Reply

    I adore savory foods made sweet and vice versa. And thyme is my favorite herb. AND feta is my favorite crumbly cheese! This looks amazing.

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 20, 2014 at 12:49 AM - Reply

    This savory french toast looks like the best ever! Feta and thyme – I am so in!

  11. Maria | Pink Patisserie January 20, 2014 at 12:33 AM - Reply

    Looks so delicious Kate! I love the idea of a savory french toast!

  12. Trish @infinebalance January 19, 2014 at 6:46 PM - Reply

    I’ve never had a savory “french” toast. Around here french toast is always the sweet variety. But i love feta cheese and thyme – that would be so good. And if my kids don’t like it, all the more for me. Right?

  13. Monet January 19, 2014 at 12:54 PM - Reply

    Savory french toast? Why have I never thought of this before? What a brilliant and delicious meal! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Deanna January 19, 2014 at 11:24 AM - Reply

    I could do this. And my Macedonian bred family would love it. Thanks for bringing up another great Macedonian recipe! Awesome!

  15. A_Boleyn January 19, 2014 at 10:43 AM - Reply

    Sometimes I wish I ate breakfast especially when I run across yummy dishes like this one. My mom used to make this for us but then she dipped a lot of things in milk/egg and fried it. Like cauliflower. :) I wish could remember what it was called.

    I wish I had some challah bread to do turn into french toast. With some maple syrup … Canadian eh!

  16. Emily @ Life on Food January 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Reply

    This French toast is a work of art!

  17. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM - Reply

    Everything about this recipe is making me weak in the knees. I want this right now!

  18. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet January 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    Ohhhh I love the savory aspect of this. And you definitely can’t go wrong with Feta!

  19. Laura Dembowski January 19, 2014 at 7:19 AM - Reply

    You perfectly browned this french toast. I never thought of savory french toast, but it looks and sounds great!

  20. kathy January 19, 2014 at 5:34 AM - Reply

    I would never have thought to add feta to french toast. I will definitely try it next time I make it. Too bad I don’t have any suitable bread this morning.

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