- We talked to chefs about what they like to put on their toast.
- We asked 13 chefs, including Antoni Porowski, to share the best things to top your toast with.
- They suggested ranges from simple and doable to fancy and gourmet.
The simplicity of toast makes it an ideal vehicle for culinary creativity. No matter your flavor and ingredient preferences, you can stack your fave foods on some perfectly-browned bread, and the slice’s warmth, the crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside texture, and the gentle char from the toaster will take your toppings of choice to the next level of deliciousness.
If you’re getting a bit tired of traditional toast toppings like jam, peanut butter, and every millennial’s favorite pick (avocado, obviously), we’ve got you covered with 13 chef-designed options that expertly straddle the line between „super fancy and gourmet“ and „totally doable, even in a simple apartment kitchen.“
Manchego cheese makes an unlikely (but excellent) toast companion for chocolate chips.
A hard sheep’s-milk cheese native to Spain, Manchego has a mellow flavor with just a hint of tartness. It’s often paired with fruit preserves but if you wanna go in a different direction with your selection of sweets, Chef Jose Mendoza of Pechanga Resort Casino’s Lobby Bar and Grill in Temecula, California recommends topping your toast with warmed Manchego and chocolate chips.
According to Mendoza, the cheese „tastes a little sweet and is very savory with a buttery texture,“ and when it’s slightly melted, the chocolate chips can sink right in and create a luxurious blend of tastes and textures.
If you want to top your toast with some green veggies that aren’t avocados, give broccolini a try.
Broccoli’s „little brother“— aka broccolini — shares plenty of flavors with its sibling, but presents them in a milder and sweeter way. For Executive Chef Amber Lancaster of Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago, broccolini’s subtle, earthy taste plays beautifully off of toasted bread.
„Broccolini is my new favorite toast topping. I was seeking an alternative to avocados and ended up loving the smoky flavor you get after charring the broccolini. I recently added a Calabrian Toast to Sable Kitchen & Bar’s brunch menu that features goat cheese mixed with a little bit of honey and lemon, [topped with] charred broccolini and pine nut salsa. It’s delicious!“ Lancaster told INSIDER.
Give yourself a high-low treat by putting cream cheese, a fried egg, and caviar on your toast.
When most of us think of „caviar,“ we also think of champagne, oysters, and super-luxe living. However, sturgeon roe doesn’t need a highfalutin‘ presentation in order to shine. Just ask executive chef — and „Top Chef“ alum — Fabio Viviani of Siena Tavern in Chicago, who likes to spread cream cheese on his toast, slide a soft fried egg on top, and finish it off with a sprinkling of fresh caviar.
The protein of the egg and cream cheese makes the toast a filling breakfast, and the delicate caviar gives your morning repast an upscale twist.
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