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What to Serve with French Toast Casserole

FoodChic Dec 20, 2012 08:19 AM

The DH has requested my French Toast Casserole for Christmas morning...which was not in my original plan. I'll make some bacon, but not sure what to do for an egg dish. I'm really tired of scrambled eggs, and I hate fried eggs (yes, it's true). I thought about a strata or something along those line, but ruled it out because I thought two casseroles might seem odd.

Anyone have a novel idea for me?

  1. Chowbird Dec 20, 2012 08:26 AM

    Poached eggs? Okay, not very original . . .

    1. ipsedixit Dec 20, 2012 08:28 AM

      Personally, if I have kick-ass french toast (or a french toast casserole), I don't really need anything else, except for maybe some jam or good maple syrup as a topping.

      And, honestly, why do you *need* an egg dish? It's not like you don't already have eggs in your french toast, right?

      And there's already protein in the bacon (in addition to the french toast).

      Just sayin ...

      1. t
        taboni Dec 20, 2012 08:30 AM

        baked/shirred eggs. I make a pseudo eggs benedict this way...do them in muffin pan or individual ramekins....top english muffin or crumpet with egg/bacon/hollandaise

        1. pinehurst Dec 20, 2012 08:35 AM

          Something with a little tartness, like a fresh fruit cup or a small citrus (red grapefruit, clementines, blood orange) cup. Might be a good companion to the fatty crisp bacon and the sweetness of the casserole.

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          1. re: pinehurst
            jboeke Dec 20, 2012 08:43 AM

            I agree. You've got a complete meal, and a hefty one at that. I wouldn't add anything except maybe fruit.

            1. re: pinehurst
              FoodChic Dec 20, 2012 08:48 AM

              Now that I will have. I have some fabulous blood red orange juice to serve, and fruit cups with yogurt.

            2. RetiredChef Dec 20, 2012 10:16 AM

              Agreed with the other posters, no need for an egg dish, you already have the eggs in the french toast. Also agreed that a tart fruit would be good.

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                HillJ Dec 20, 2012 03:16 PM

                Yeah, I agree as well, you don't need another use for eggs.
                Fresh or dried fruit in a light wine syrup.
                Even lightly grilled asparagus or long beans.
                Even lox with dill

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                1. re: HillJ
                  ipsedixit Dec 20, 2012 03:23 PM

                  Or FoodChic can go totally eggstatic and pair the french toast casserole with some Scotch Eggs drizzled with a hollandaise sauce.

                2. c
                  cheesecake17 Dec 20, 2012 03:55 PM

                  Fresh fruit. Orange slices, grapes, melon.

                  1. splatgirl Dec 20, 2012 04:03 PM

                    a savory egg dish? It's a strata, but so delicious and our house favorite
                    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Goat-Cheese-Artichoke-and-Smoked-Ham-Strata-4513

                    Or maybe Spanish tortilla?
                    Quiche? This is a meatless one that's been well received here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                    1. Uncle Bob Dec 20, 2012 04:33 PM

                      Café au lait. New Orleans style...

                      Nothing more is needed!

                      Have Fun!

                      1. monavano Dec 20, 2012 04:45 PM

                        I'm going to vote yes for an egg dish because some people just don't like loading on bread with French Toast.
                        Blend eggs, milk and cheese and pour into a Pam'd casserole dish and bake. Toss some tomato slices on top once it firms up a tad.
                        It serves up a bit prettier than scrambled eggs.

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                        1. re: monavano
                          FoodChic Dec 21, 2012 03:48 AM

                          Thank you, this does sound interesting ans worth a try.

                          1. re: FoodChic
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                            mawnyc521 Dec 21, 2012 07:46 AM

                            I second this - I was going to suggest a fritatta or a quiche. If you are already going to do bacon/sausage on the side, a spinach fritatta might be delicious. If you add a hint of nutmeg to the spinach it will go quite nicely with the french toast.

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