Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Garlicky Chard-Stuffed French Toast #FrenchToastDay


Today we are celebrating National French Toast day, hosted by my friend Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm. What a line-up of sweet and savory! I love it.

Ingredients makes 6-8 slices
For the filling
  • splash of olive oil
  • 2 green garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 C chard, chiffonade
  • ½ C whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ C feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 t lemon zest
  • 1 T chopped fresh basil
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper

For the French toast
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into six or eight 1-1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 3 large eggs
  • pat of butter
  • splash of olive oil

For the topping
  • 2 C marinara sauce, warmed
  • 1 T chopped fresh basil
  • splash of olive oil
  • basil leaves for garnish

Directions
For the filling
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Let cool then coarsely chop.

In a small bowl, combine chopped spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, basil, and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


For the French toast
Using a small serrated knife, cut a horizontal pocket in the side of each slice of bread. Gently fill with 1-2 tablespoons on filling and press closed.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and garlic powder.


In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat add one tablespoon of oil. Working with one slice at a time, dip into egg mixture, flipping to coat both sides. Place in pan with the hot oil.

Repeat with 2-3 more slices without overloading the pan. Cook for 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining slices, adding more oil as needed.



For serving
Transfer to plates, spoon warm marinara over top, and serve.

7 comments:

  1. This is a nice twist on spanakopita, which I have been craving recently. I'll keep this recipe in mind because, you know, I'll keep craving something until I feed my inner foodie monster. Looks delish!

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  2. I love that you went savory with this challenge. I can't wait to try this.

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  3. Such a wonderful recipe! I love that it is a savory recipe, and all those flavors....yum!

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  4. Oh wow - that simply lokos to die for! Love it!

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  5. Love the sound of this - looks tasty too!

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  6. YUMMO, Love the swiss chard with in the filling.. covers all my nutrients and a delicious meal

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