Friday, November 6, 2009

Western Stuffed French Toast

Omelets are hard for me to make. I've complained about it before. So when I had a craving for a western omelet I decided to make stuffed french toast instead, since it's quite a bit easier. Now I've also covered stuffed french toast before, but this time I have a trick to share that makes the savory ones a little easier. Let's just dive right in here.

First off, western omelet fixings. That would be ham, peppers and onion, often cheese. Now you want to prep your bread a bit by topping two slices with some cheese. You want it on both sides, it's going to be what keeps this from being a huge mess. What kind of cheese is up to you, but I think cheddar is the best for eggs. Now, brown up some diced ham. You want it fairly small, big chunks will be more prone to falling out. Once the ham is starting to brown toss in some diced onion, again diced small. You also want some finely diced peppers, but when you add them depends on how soft you like them. The earlier you add them the softer they'll be. Mine were frozen, so they were going to be squishy no matter what. Now here's the trick, while the filling is still hot put it on one piece of the bread then top it with the other. Press it gently and let it sit for a minute or so. This will melt the cheese just enough so when you dip it in the egg it doesn't go all flopping around, spilling the filling everywhere. Which is what you do, on both sides. Now you just cook it in a medium hot skillet, I used the same one I made the filling it since it had enough grease left from that, until brown on both sides. And that's that. Western stuffed french toast. This was wicked good kids, I highly recommend it.

34 comments:

Meghan said...

Wow - this looks so good! I didn't see your previous post on stuffed french toast, so this is new to me. I love this idea!!!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

My stomach just growled for lunch and this is looking very tasty! Thanks for all those little tips. It looks perfect!

Karen said...

Dang, this looks good! I've never made stuffed french toast. Good tip about keeping the sandwich together!

monicajane said...

brilliant idea and it sounds and looks delicious...

I think I'd sop the bread in egg on both sides and cook it first and then again with the filling...but that would take much longer...and these days I don't do anything that takes long...so take that back...I'd do it like this!

you are so creative...love it.

Angie's Recipes said...

I have been telling myself not to read food blogs after 8pm....because I don't make me crave for food again and again....
These look quite delicious!
Sighs...I need to get some water to drink..

Jenn said...

I love stuffed french toast. I haven't made this yet, but I like to order it when I eat out for breakfast or brunch. Looks good!!!!

Dawn said...

yes let's just dive right in. please!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

My daughter and I had a similar savory french toast for lunch today (only with egg-whites), yummy!

Goldie said...

Where's the bacon, dude?!!! LOL! But, yeah, it looks yummy. Nice idea. Good inspiration.

unconfidentialcook said...

I love the way you make all this stuffed stuff!

tamilyn said...

Got it, it is like a Croque Monsieur/Madame (forgive spelling, just woke up). I've never thought about different stuffings, Bob-opens up lots of possibilities!!

Palidor said...

It's an inside-out western sandwich! Sort of. I guess it's only the egg on the outside. I think it's a great idea.

Bob said...

Meghan: Thanks! Yeah, it's a fun concept.

Reeni: Heh, my stomach rumbling is what drove me to this in the first place. ;) Thanks!

Karen: Thanks!

monicajane: I've seen recipes that do that and I'm sure it's good. But I don't, for the same reasons you wouldn't. Heh.

Angie: I have the same problem. ;)

Jenn: That's funny, I've actually never had it any way other than homemade.

Dawn: :D

5 Star Foodie: Great minds. Heh.

Goldie: Ha! No, no bacon in this one. But I did use bacon grease!

tamilyn: Oh yeah, there's tons of stuff you could do with the concept. It's good times.

unconfidentialcook, Palidor: Thanks!

girlichef said...

Never woulda thunk to make this...but I definitely want to try it!!! Delicious combo...it's like a Monte Cristo twist...I'm making it!

My Little Space said...

Hi Bob, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and nice to meet you. Wow...Bob can really cook!!! This looks so deliciously good.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Like a croque monsieur! Looks delish. I don't make omelets, hubby is in charge of eggs. :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Ah, great, I love this idea! I also love your square plate...

Steph said...

I haven't had french toast since the time I tried to make some and it wasn't pretty. I think I have to give it another shot... now that I'm a little better in the kitchen. Bob, you always have super cool ideas!

Danielle said...

I love me some savory french toast!!! This looks fantastic!! and I'm really hungry...and you're not helpin LOL. btw....you need to visit bakespace more often dude

Kathleen said...

You are brilliant! I must try this!!!

Sasha said...

Wow. This looks awesome. I love cheesy breakfast sandwiches. Good job : )

Bread and Jam said...

Such a great idea! The only stuffed french toast I've had has been sweet so this is a nice alternative.

Cathy said...

What a great idea! And the stuffing possibilities are endless. Ha-add this to my list of things I have to make!

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

What a great and easy recipe for holiday morning breakfast! I must try this! :)

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

As my 2 year old daughter would say "mmm tasties..oooo" lol

Joanne said...

I am the worst at omelets! I usually just end up turning them into scrambled eggs since my flipping skills are abominable. I really like the stuffed french toast as a substitute. Your filling sounds so good!

Caitlin said...

Yum-I love it!

Have you seen the videos of Julia Child making omelets? Sometimes beautiful, sometimes a big mess, but always entertaining in a slightly demented sort of way ; )

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh my! If french toast is good, stuffed is even better! What a glorious brunch that would make!

Mini Baker said...

such a great idea!! This looks delicious, and fatty... which is always a good thing :)
-Mini Baker

noobcook said...

This looks really wicked. I know a nice french toast when I see one ;)

cookeaze said...

These were outrageously delicious and what a process! Really done a lot of effort, but you know what? your finished product makes me think it’d all be worth it.

Culinary Alchemist said...

Holy Cow! It's like a suped up Montecristo... THAT is totally Awesome!!! I have to try this...

pigpigscorner said...

Nice! I know what I'm eating for breakfast!

Spryte said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!

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