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Savory French Toast in Airfryer

When making savory French toast in an airfryer, most online recipes end up with a dry and bland result. However, this recipe shows you how to make a savory French toast in an airfryer that’s almost as good as the traditional pan-fried version.

It does require a bit more attention since you need to re-dip the bread after 3 minutes, but you’ll find that the extra half-minute of effort is well worth it. The end result will be a delicious savory French toast, even when baked in the airfryer.

Once this savory delicacy is ready, you can enjoy it on its own, but it’s absolutely delicious with grated cheese, red onion, or even a spoonful of sour cream.

What Is a Savory French Toast Anyways?

Savory French toast, “bundáskenyér”, is a popular Hungarian dish that is simple to make yet filling and delicious, perfect for breakfast or dinner. To prepare it, stale bread is sliced and then dipped in beaten eggs seasoned with salt. The egg-coated bread slices are then fried in hot oil until they are golden brown on both sides. The result is a crispy, golden brown exterior with a soft and flavorful interior, often served with fresh vegetables or pickles.

Savory French toast baked in an airfryer on a plate

The variations of savory French toast are almost endless. Some people enrich the egg mixture with milk or cream to make the final product even softer. Others add cheese, ham, or fresh herbs before frying to enhance the flavor. This dish is not only popular in Hungary but also known and enjoyed in other countries, especially in Central Europe, under different names and variations. Its simplicity and versatility make it an ideal choice for a hearty and quick meal.

Savory French toast baked in airfryer with cheese

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Tip for Making Savory French Toast in Airfryer

If the bread is fresh, whole slices might fall apart easily. It’s better to cut them in half first, which makes them easier to dip in the egg mixture and then remove them from the airfryer.

Savory French toast baked in an airfryer on a plate

Savory French Toast in Airfryer

How to make perfect savory french toast in an airfryer
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp salt


  • Savory french toast can also be cooked in an airfryer. Prepare the bread slices, eggs, oil and salt.
    Preparation of French toast
  • Turn the airfryer on to heat up while you prepare the breads for baking. Add the salt and oil to the beaten egg. Then roll the bread slices in it.
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  • Put the egg dipped bread slices in the airfryer. Cook at 400 F (200-205 C) for 3 minutes.
  • Take out the half-baked slices, roll them in the remaining beaten egg and put them back in the airfryer.
    French toast baked in an airfryer with an egg rotation1
  • Bake at 400 F (200-205 C) for another 4 minutes. You'll get perfectly crispy and delicious savory French toast in the airfryer, almost as if it had been pan fried.
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  • Grate some cheese, add thinly sliced red onion rings and some lettuce for a nutritious breakfast or dinner.
    Savory French toast baked in airfryer with cheese
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