Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bacon Stuffed French Toast

We love French toast in this house because it's so versatile.  You can bake it, fry it, stuff it, serve it with flavored syrups or topped with fruit, et cetera.  No matter how I make it, it has to be served with bacon (the hubby loves bacon).  The only problem I have with bacon is the mess it makes.  Whether on the stove top, in the microwave, or in the oven, bacon grease will get splattered and will need to be cleaned.  Needless to say, I love it when I can find ways to use pre-cooked bacon in lieu of cooking my own bacon.  Not only does it save me a mess, it saves me cooking time as well.  So, here is one of my many recipes that uses pre-cooked, crumbled bacon (not to be confused with bacon bits or bacon flavored chips...blech).  This stuff is real bacon.

  • 2 slices Texas toast (or other thick bread)
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Pan Insert to Use:  Base Unit

Servings: 1

1.  Spray grill with non-stick spray and preheat.
2.  Spread each piece of Texas toast with 1/2 tablespoon of the softened cream cheese.
3.  Place bacon on 1 slice of bread, and place other slice of bread cream-cheese-side-down on top (essentially making a cream cheese and bacon sandwich).

4.  Mix together egg, milk, syrup, and cinnamon in a bowl; dip "sandwich" into mixture and place on the grill.

5.  Close lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until beautifully browned.  If your bread is too thin, you may need to flip and add another 3-4 minutes of cooking time.
6.  Serve with additional syrup.

Instead of using bacon, try crumbled sausage or Canadian bacon.

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