Turkey and Savory French Toast Hot Brown

Turkey and Savory French Toast Hot Brown

  • SERVING SIZE 1 plate
  • PREP TIME 23 mins.
  • TOTAL TIME 45 mins.

French toast gets a savory twist in this indulgent dish that’s perfect for lunch or brunch. Roasted turkey, gooey cheese, crisp bacon and a tomato salad prove that classic diner food is making a comeback—did it ever really leave?

Ingredients

 

TURKEY AND SAVORY FRENCH TOAST HOT BROWN

4 slices

Sandwich-style bread (such as brioche or any rich bread), ½- to ¾-inch thick

Savory French Toast Batter, as needed

2 tbsp.

Butter, melted

2 tbsp.

Canola oil

3–4 oz.

Swiss Cheese Sauce, hot

2 strips

⅓ cup

Tomato & Italian Parsley Salad, drained

 

 

 

 

SAVORY FRENCH TOAST BATTER

Yield: 10 oz. 

4 ea.

Eggs, large

½ cup

Milk

2 tsp.

Dijon mustard

3 tbsp.

Parmesan, grated

1 tbsp.

Worcestershire sauce

¼ tsp.

Salt

¼ tsp.

Black pepper

 

SWISS CHEESE SAUCE

¼ cup

Butter

¼ cup

All-purpose flour

2 ½ cups

Whole milk, warm

½ cup

Heavy cream

2 tbsp.

Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp.

Lemon juice

2 cups

Swiss cheese, grated

1 cup

White cheddar, grated

¼ cup

Parmesan, grated

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

TOMATO & ITALIAN PARSLEY SALAD

Yield: 3 ½ cups 

16 oz.

Fresh Italian parsley, leaves and tender stems

5 oz.

Grape tomatoes, cut in quarters

2 tsp.

Garlic, minced

⅔ cup

Red onions, thinly sliced

¾ cup

Olive oil

¼ cup

Red wine vinegar

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

 

TO PREPARE THE TURKEY AND SAVORY FRENCH TOAST HOT BROWN:

1. Prepare the French toast:

• Cut the slice of bread in half diagonally
• Dip the bread in the Savory French Toast Batter, coating well and soaking briefly—if the bread soaks for too long, it will fall apart, and if it soaks for not long enough, it will dry in the center
• In a skillet over medium heat or a griddle set at 350°F, brush the cooking surface with a mixture of the melted butter and canola oil, and coat well
• Grill both sides of the bread until golden brown and cooked thoroughly in the center, about 3 minutes per side
• Arrange the French toast into a casserole

2. While the French toast is cooking, warm the turkey on the grill (do not overheat), then immediately place it on top of the hot French toast.

3. Ladle the hot Swiss Cheese Sauce over the turkey and French toast.

4. Arrange the crisp bacon crisscrossed over the sauce.

5. Over the center of the bacon, mound the Tomato & Italian Parsley Salad.

6. Serve.

 

 

TO PREPARE THE SAVORY FRENCH TOAST BATTER:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a stainless steel bowl and blend well with a wire whip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO PREPARE THE SWISS CHEESE SAUCE:

1. Heat the butter in a medium-heavy saucepan over medium heat and cook until the butter sizzles. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon or a high-temp rubber spatula. Cook and stir for approximately 3 minutes (do not brown). Remove from the heat and cool for 3–5 minutes.

2. Slowly incorporate the warm milk into the cooled roux with a wooden spoon or a wire whisk if the inside of the pot is made from stainless steel. Return the sauce to the medium-high heat and bring to a simmer (do not scorch). Add the cream, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Continue to cook until thick and smooth. Turn off the heat.

3. Fold in the grated cheeses and stir until melted and smooth. If the sauce is too thick, thin it with milk or cream. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

 

 

TO PREPARE THE TOMATO & ITALIAN PARSLEY SALAD:

1. Combine all the ingredients and toss.

2. Place the salad into a container with a lid. Label, date and refrigerate.

RECIPE TWISTS

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