slices slices day-old baguette (thick)
pinch Salt and pepper
tsp herbes de Provence (generous)
Soak the bread in the milk on both sides to soften, about 5 minutes per side, depending on how hard the bread is. (If it is softer, it may need less time.) Beat the egg with salt, pepper and herbes de Provence in a flat dish. Gently melt the butter in a frying pan until foaming, but not coloured. Pull the bread from the milk and turn it around in the egg mixture to coat. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Eat with a spoonful of tomato jam, or, if you’re desperate, ketchup.