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Stuffed French Toast using Taiwanese Thick Toast

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About three weeks ago, I bought some packaged Taiwanese thick toast at my local Asian grocery. I didn't have any real plan for the bread, and it ended up sitting on my counter for quite a while. Finally, a few days ago, I decided to use it to make breakfast.

I took slices of the bread and carefully cut slits at two opposite ends. Then I extended the slits all the way down, so the openings connected. Inside, I stuffed up some slivers of leftover Christmas ham (which was nice and smoky) and some thin slices cheese (I used a hard Bellavitano Sartori). I dipped the stuffed bread slices in an egg/milk batter, and then fried in a pan with butter.

The result was a Monte-Cristo sandwich-like version of French toast. Served with maple syrup.

This got me thinking about other possible uses for thick, white toast. Ideas that came to mind were croutons and bread pudding, but I'm curious to hear what other people do with it!

Dave MP

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    1. Sounds yummy to use bread that way, but I can't believe it lasted so long! Your sandwich reminds me of some I saw recently in the kids' cookbook "Eat it Up!", called Fang's Stuff 'Em Up Sandwiches. In that, they have you cut the bread diagonally, which makes stuffing easier, as it's a triangle.

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      1. re: willownt

        It's possible it was only 2 weeks ago that I bought the bread....but I think it had preservatives and a 'use by' date of about Jan 2nd.

      2. They're perfect for Milk Toast.

        1. when you say thick toast, do you mean the taiwanese dessert thick toast or just a loaf of thick sliced bread that's avail at most/all asian groceries?

          1. Sounds delicious! You might need to watch more Chopped. They always seem to get bread in the dessert basket.

            Panzanella?
            Pangritata?

            At the MN State Fair one of my favorite vendors sells chocolate sandwiches, which is just a sandwich with Nutella and raspberry jam then griddled in butter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Other variations: chocolate, banana & marshmallow or peanut butter and banana (and bacon). http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2010/...

            ~TDQ

            1. We sometimes use the Taiwanese bread for a riff on banana foster. Make a foster (a pineapple version is good too) as you normally would with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar then stuff the bread as you already did in your OP and prepare the batter dip, pan fry and enjoy.