Savory Baked French Toast

Crispy Bacon and Cheese French Toast
Crispy Bacon and Cheese French Toast
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Ingredients

2 Onion medium , halved and thinly sliced
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Olive oil plus 1 tsp not for bacon, if needed
½ tsp Fresh thyme or ¼ tsp dried
300 g Bacon diced
6 Eggs
1¼ cups Milk full or low fat
¼ tsp Salt
Black pepper to taste
½ tsp Mustard powder optional
7 cups Baguette lightly packed, or French stick cut into 2cm /1-inch cubes
2 cups Cheddar cheese grated, divided
2 tbsp Bacon diced, for topping
Parsley finely chopped, for garnishing

Nutritional information

440
calories
34g
fat
14,1g
carbohydrates
19,7g
protein
204mg
cholesterol
696mg
sodium
Ingredients

Savory Baked French Toast

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I made this Savory Baked French Toast recipe because I don’t have the sweetest tooth, as you’ll know by my excessive love for meat and who says French toast should only be enjoyed with maple syrup and sugar? I love mine baked, with caramelized onions, crispy bacon bits and massives of grated Cheddar cheese, oozing and melting all over. I like a drop of mustard powder in my mix too, but you can leave it out if that’s not your taste. You’ll be surprised with this one! 

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Steps to make Savory Baked French Toast

1

Cook onions

5

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil and add 2 thinly sliced onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes.

2

Cook onions

20

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add ½ teaspoon of fresh thyme. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until the onions begin to caramelize. If needed, lower the setting to low for a slower cook. Scrape out the onions with all the bits and set aside.

3

Cook bacon

5

In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon of oil if needed and then add about 300 g of diced bacon. Reserve 2 tablespoons of uncooked bacon for the topping. Cook until browned then drain on a towel and set aside.

4

Combine egg mixture

2

In a large bowl whisk 6 eggs with 1¼ cups of milk, ½ teaspoon of mustard powder, if using, ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste until well combined.

5

Combine French toast mixture

3

In a large ziplock bag, place 7 cups of 1-inch cut baguette pieces and pour the prepared egg mixture over. Add 1½ cups of Cheddar cheese, cooked bacon and the caramelized onions. Gently massage the egg into the bread pieces.

6

Refrigerate

30

Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to overnight, to soak.

7

Preheat oven and prepare baking dish

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and grease an 8x9-inch cake tin or medium casserole dish with cooking spray.

8

Prepare French toast for baking

2

Pour the soak bread mixture into the prepared baking dish and gently press down, to compress. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of uncooked bacon over and top with the remaining ½ cup of Cheddar cheese, all over.

9

Bake

50

Loosely cover the dish with some aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes then remove the cover and cook for another 20 minutes until golden and bubbling.

10

Serve

Rest for 5 minutes before removing, garnishing with parsley and black pepper and then slicing. Enjoy!

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Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Athina

Well done! Approved!

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