French Toast Melt with Fried Eggs and Cheddar

French Toast Melt with Fried Eggs and Cheddar
Staff Writer
Suzanne Lehrer

A near-guaranteed hangover helper. No need to choose between the "griddle" and "egg" section on a brunch menu, when you can have both. Covering the fried eggs just before the whites set is an easy way to avoid overcooking the eggs while keeping the yolks runny.

2
Servings
128
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 slices sturdy bread
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 slices sharp Cheddar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Whisk together the milk, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and 2 eggs in a shallow dish. Soak the bread slices until saturated, about 5 minutes per side, soaking in batches if needed. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat until foamy. Add the bread, in batches if needed, and fry until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat until hot. Gently crack the remaining eggs into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and fry, gently lifting occasionally so eggs don't stick, until whites are almost set, 1 to 2 minutes. Lay cheese over eggs and cover with a lid until cheese is melted and whites are cooked through, about 1 minute longer. Divide the cheesy fried eggs between 2 slices of French toast, and top with the remaining slices.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
59µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
114mg
16%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
140mg
9%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
96g
4%
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.