Happy Easter! Each year my family typically has a “fancy” Easter brunch proceeding our church service. Our brunch typically consists of the following: cinnamon rolls (or monkey bread), quiche, green beans or nice salad, as well as honey baked ham. Unfortunately, I won’t be home this year to partake in the annual Easter egg hunt or to devour this festive meal. To pay homage to such an integral meal, I’m going to share with you my first ever “Easter” brunch sandwich. .
The concept behind this fancy french toast originates from me and my friend’s chopped challenge where I was given: figs, dijon mustard, and corn chips. I first made a salad with Dijon dressing, sliced figs, but I still needed a crunchy crouton component. Behold the french toast crouton! I took white bread dipped in a classic egg mixture, crushed up the tortilla chips as wellas some coconut chips and coated the egg mixture bread slices in these crushed up components. The I pan fried the bread slices in a bit of butter. They french toast was still a bit soggy so I proceeded to toast in a toaster until crispy and crouton-like. When we both tried this combination we thought this is delicious, but you know what would make it better: cheese and avocados. Using the same coated french toast idea we assembled sandwiches with melted mild white cheddar, sliced avocados, dried figs, dijon dressed salad greens, and drizzle of honey. It sounds rather strange, but the different textures truly balance and heighten the flavor of the overall dish.
This recipe is relatively simple and be customized using any ingredients that you find in your pantry. Use this as a base and unleash your creativity to build a sandwich speckled with a variety of flavors, like a colorful Easter egg.
1/4 C milk
3-4 pieces of bread
crust topping: crushed coconut chips, corn chips, coconut flakes,
cheese of choice: goat cheese, cheddar,
Avocado or saute veggies waiting to be used or
sliced fruit: apples, pears, peaches
jam or honey
- whisk together the milk and eggs
- crush up toppings to coat the slices in
- Dip bread in egg mixture
- Coat in crunchy topping
- Cook in skillet with melted butter until golden brown on both sides
- Toast the bread slices in the toaster
- Add toppings and assemble you master piece
Comment below with your favorite combinations!
Written By Molly Brennan
Sophomore in Dietetics
“Piece of pie, Peace of mind”