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Grilled Cheese French Toast

By Becky Low - Dairy Farmers of Utah

Grilled Cheese French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon "Grill Mates" Onion & Garlic seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded Rockhill "Wasatch Mountain Gruyere" cheese**
  • 4 slices 1/2-inch thick hearty bread***
  • Accompaniments of choice (see Notes below for suggestions)

Method:

In a 9x13 pan whisk together eggs, milk, salt, seasoning, cayenne and black pepper; stir in shredded cheese. Place bread in custard mixture and allow to soak bottom of slices; carefully turn slices over and allow bread to soak up custard mixture (depending on bread used, this may take 5-10 minutes).

Pre-heat non-stick griddle over medium heat; spray with non-stick spray. Carefully place soaked bread on hot griddle, spoon cheese from bottom of 9x13 pan on top of the bread slices. Cook toast until golden brown on bottom, turn and continue to cook until custard is set and bottom is golden brown (reduce heat, as needed, to prevent cheese from burning).

Notes:
Onions, garlic, cheese and pepper - all ingredients for a savory summer supper - this dish is a cross between French Toast, Grilled Cheese, and classic Bread Pudding Recipe. Recipe is shared by Jennifer Hines of Rockhill Creamery. Recipe serves 4

Accompaniments (not included in nutrition analysis) - serve toast with one or more of the following suggestions: sliced fresh warm tomatoes and thinly sliced sweet onions drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette; grilled or roasted fresh asparagus; thinly sliced fresh pear; thinly sliced fresh apple; sweet grapes; mixed fruit salad; frisee salad (feathery greens and chicory salad) with briny olives; salami and pizza sauce.

* For a richer taste substitute whole milk or half and half. If using dense bread, may increase milk to 2/3 cup. ** For variation try different cheeses or a blend of cheeses such as: crumbled cow's milk Feta cheese; crumbled Gorgonzola; Cheddar and Parmesan; Asiago cheese; or other cheese of your choice and taste. *** Sourdough bread, whole wheat bread; ciabatta bread; Rosemary bread; Jennifer likes "Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread." Nutrition analysis is for 100% whole wheat bread (at least 51% whole wheat flour used).

For nutrition information go to www.UtahDairyCouncil.com

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