Saturday, February 19, 2011
Breakfast for Dinner
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Just a quick recipe I felt was definitely worth sharing. I am a big "Breakfast for Dinner" lover. Sometimes, when you're just too tired to cook something involved but don't feel like eating out, breakfast food is the perfect alternative. Something about eating eggs and bread for dinner screams "ultimate comfort food" to me.
My mom sent me this recipe, which she pulled out of Rachel Ray Magazine. It's more of a gourmet breakfast for dinner than my usual Chocolate Chip Pancakes, but just go with it. ;)
Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Monte Cristos
12 slices good-quality bacon
8 slices french bread
1/2 to 3/4 pound extra-sharp white cheddar cheese (I used Swiss)
2 golden delicious or gala apples, cored and very thinly sliced
3 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half
A little freshly grated nutmeg (I just used a bit of pumpkin pie spice and it worked fine)
Butter or Pam for greasing
Warm maple syrup for drizzling if desired
Cook the bacon, arrange 4 slices of bread with some cheese and the apples on the top. Beat the eggs with the milk or half-and-half and the nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice). Heat a large griddle pan over medium heat. When ready, arrange 3 slices of bacon on each sandwich and top with a litle more cheese and 4 more slices of bread. Coat each sandwich in the egg batter. Grease the griddle and griddle the sandwiches until deep golden on each side and the cheese has melted. Halve the sandwiches and drizzle with a little warm syrup. Enjoy!