Bakin’ With Bacon and Teddy

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“What Time Is It??  It’s BACON TIME!”

That’s right – every Saturday we get together and I share one of my grand baconized treats with you – can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert or even a beverage!   But today it’s all about BREAKFAST.   And it’s something VERY different but extremely tasty.    You’ve just GOT to try this one.

BACON-CRUSTED FRUIT-STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

 

INGREDIENTS:

Four slices of bacon (yes of course there’s more stuff – but it’s “filling” !!

FILLING:

1/2 (8oz.) package cream cheese – softened

2 tablespoons butter at room temperature

2 tablespoons white sugar

4 strawberries – diced (or more strawberries if you want – you can also use OTHER berries if you prefer OR a mix of berries)

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

4 slices bread

EGG WASH:

3 eggs

1/2 cup coconut milk (or regular milk – which is what I used)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 dash ground nutmeg

1 dash salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 spring mint leaves slivered (I skipped the mint)

Directions:

Place bacon slices in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels; dice. Reserve bacon grease.

Blend cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar in a separate bowl. Fold strawberries and lemon juice into the filling.

Divide filling between 2 slices of bread, spreading it out to the edges. Cover with remaining 2 slices of bread. Press sandwiches lightly together.

Mix eggs, milk, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, and salt in a shallow bowl to make egg wash.

Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon reserved bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle half the diced bacon evenly in the skillet. Dip 1 side of each sandwich in the egg wash. Place on top of the bacon in the skillet; cook until eggs are set and slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Melt remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in the skillet. Sprinkle remaining diced bacon in the skillet. Dip the second side of each sandwich in egg wash and return to the skillet; cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cut sandwiches in half and garnish with mint.

 

Now doesn’t that sound delicious?   Maybe a little more complicated but so what – it’s delicious and maybe something special and just a little bit different from the USUAL breakfast.    AND IT HAS BACON!      I have to say that when Mom made it, it did not look like the photo above – it looked more “sandwich-ey” – but it was delicious.   So no matter WHAT it looks like – if you follow the directions you will NOT be disappointed!

The Guy With The Bacon!

45 responses »

  1. That sounds interesting. I’ve volunteered to eat the bacon part again, so that my biped can have it without. I am SO thoughtful! 😀

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  2. I haven’t had french toast in ages and not as tasty looking as this one. I’ll have to leave out the bacon, but the cream cheese and strawberries sound delicious! Thanks Teddy.

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  3. It sounds really good but Dad says he would assemble them differently cooking as I think the directions are a bit mixed up between spreading, dipping and cooking. Easy fix though and a great idea as we were planning French Toast for tomorrow! Yum

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  4. Sounds wonderful. Says rain tonight and tomorrow. So far it’s nice but; warm. Son works till 6pm today and I forgot and showed up at the normal 1pm. He was like what are you doing here already? LOL. Have a good day.

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  5. Holy piggy wiggly, this sounds incredible and scrumptious. Mom’s wondering if she has any strawberries in the fridge. She knows she has everything else. We’ll let you know after breakfast. thanks, Teddy! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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  6. Well, we just landed in Rome and if we had anything in the fridge at all, it might be bacon, what with all the wild hogs roaming the northern part of the city, haha. Off to market, mama says, and boy, am I GLAD I am with sitters who adore me and FEED ME (no bacon yet but I’m being very seductive…).

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