Mushroom-Herb Stuffed French Toast
Recipe Courtesy of the Mushroom Council and mushroominfo.com
2011 Taste of Home Every Day, Every Way Recipe Contest Winner
Lisa Huff, Wilton, CT
French toast made savory with mushrooms, cheese and herbs is a delicious twist to this breakfast classic.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 2 prepared French toast
1 pound thinly sliced crimini mushrooms
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
4 tablespoons minced chives, divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
16 slices Texas toast
2 cups 2% milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup Gruyere cheese, 2 tablespoons chives, tarragon, garlic, salt and pepper until blended. Spread over bread slices. Spoon mushrooms over half of the slices; place remaining bread slices over the top.
In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and melted butter. Dip both sides of sandwiches into egg mixture.
In a large skillet, toast sandwiches in remaining butter in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and chives.
Calories: 540; Total Fat: 28g; Saturated Fat: 17g; Cholesterol: 165mg; Sodium: 820mg; Protein: 23g; Total Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 2g