French Toast with Pineapple Marmalade and Viande des Grisons

French Toast with Pineapple Marmalade and Viande des Grisons
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French Toast with Pineapple Marmalade

Jacques Gavard

French Toast with Pineapple Marmalade

Viande des Grisons is air-dried beef or "beef prosciutto" hailing from the Alps, and, sliced thinly and cut into small pieces, it's a delicious topping with brioche French toast and pineapple. If you can't find viande des Grisons, bresaola, an Italian air-dried beef, is a good substitute.

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Ingredients

  • 3  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1/2  Victoria pineapple or small, ripe pineapple, diced
  • slices viande des Grisons or bresaola, cut into small pieces
  • pink peppercorns, crushed
  • egg
  • Scant 1/2 cup light cream (20 percent fat) or half-and-half
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
  • slices brioche
  • 4  Tablespoons  sunflower oil

Directions

In a nonstick skillet, heat half of the butter over high heat and cook the pineapple until golden, for 5 minutes. Combine the pineapple, viande des Grisons, and pink peppercorns in a bowl and set aside. In a bowl, whisk the egg and cream together using a fork. Add a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper. Dip the slices of brioche in this cream.

In a nonstick skillet, heat the oil and the remaining butter over medium heat and fry the soaked slices of brioche on both sides until golden. Transfer to warmed plates and top with the pineapple marmalade.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
215mg
31%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
143mg
10%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.