The Sunday Surprise... new French Toast McNonChef Sandwich satisfies brunch cravings

It's miserable out there today, rain, cold, you just want to stay home. But you have a Sunday brunch craving and what will you do. Well fear not, NonChefNick has come to the rescue again. Chill the Champagne and get ready for a wonderful new sandwich to hit the breakfast scene. Move out of the way McDonalds and Burger King. Wimpy's, you ain't got nothing on NonChefNick's French Toast Sandwich, your Sunday Surpise!

I had all those cravings this morning; however, I was tired of the same old thing whenever I have a craving for breakfast. I guarantee that if you try this sandwich at home, you will have it time and time again from here on out. It is so easy to make and introduces a whole new twist to two popular breakfast dishes, French Toast and bacon and eggs. It marries the two to provide a wonderful savory breakfast or brunch entree that feels perfectly comfortable with a chilled glass of Champagne. Let's begin by getting together all the ingredients for this dish. First, a word about nutrition. The ingredients mentioned here contain very little cholesterol and fat because we are using an egg substitute, you know, the kind that you find in the milk style carton next to the regular eggs. The product can be found throughout the US and Canada, and I'm sure it's available throughout other parts of the world. Another thing to mention, this recipe is for one sandwich, so measure according to your needs. I want to warn you however, one of these sandwiches can easily satisfy two people. As a side dish, you may have a selection of cut fruit such as oranges, bananas, and pears.

2 cups of egg substitute (this saves you 350 mg. of cholesterol)
2 slices of nice thick white bread (I think it's called Texas style?)
2 strips of thick, lean bacon (you may use turkey bacon)
1/4 cup of shredded Swiss, Parm, or Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons of butter (or butter substitute)
1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

If you use some of the substitutes, you will save a lot on fat and cholesterol. If you choose to use regular eggs, you will want to use 3 eggs and 1/4 cup of milk.

In a saute pan, fry the bacon on medium heat until cooked, about 3 minutes or so. Set aside and rest on paper napkins. Wash your pan so that you can use it for your bread.

Pour the egg substitute in a dish or container and soak the bread on each side for about 10 seconds per side. Remove bread slices and set aside. There should be plenty of egg substitute left over. If not, add a bit more. Now add the cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper to the mixture and mix well. Set aside.

In your saute pan, add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter, heat over medium heat. Once butter has melted, saute your bread for about 2 minutes on each side while reducing heat to medium low. When bread is golden brown, they are ready. Remove and set aside. Clean your pan, spray it with cooking spray and pour the remainder of the egg substitute into the pan, saute over medium heat for about a minute. Cover and shut off heat. Let side for another 2 minutes.

Now it's time to put everything together. Start with setting one slice of the French Toast on a plate. Next, place the sauteed egg substittute on the toast. Then add the two slices of bacon, and finally place the second slice of French Toast on top. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and drizzle it over the sandwich and sprinkle any remaining parsley over it for garnish. You may choose to surround the sandwich with the sliced fruit. Enjoy your brunch. To think, you didn't even have to leave the house !

38 comments:

  1. just a perfect sandwich for any time...looks wonderful I would love to eat this right now~!

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  2. Omg, this is scary. In a good way!!!

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  3. I'd definitely drive out of my way for one of these beauties! What a great photo, I can almost taste it!

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  4. damn- that picture is a thing of foodie beauty!

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  5. Yummy!!! it's soooooooooo GREATTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!

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  6. Wow Nick, this is a great sandwich. Yummmm, I would love one for breakfast.

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  7. I love savory french toasts! This is a perfect breakfast!

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  8. Oooh, what a yummy looking sandwich!

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  9. love this one and it looks so good .... missed your post on FB but luckily found it in my reading lish ...

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  10. this looks delicious! i love the savory french toast & of course everything is better with bacon :)

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  11. All you need is a set of golden arches over your house and a drive in window in your kitchen. This sounds yummy.

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  12. Looks like it's raining everywhere! Great idea for a sandwich, and the pics are beautiful and very inviting!

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  13. Wow! That picture totally jumped out at me! I just want to bite it! Looks so delicious!

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  14. As someone looking at cholesterol numbers, need to try this. Most egg substitute dishes do nothing for me. This is packed with flavor.

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  15. This looks delicious.
    I haven't done any breakfast posts yet. This inspires me.

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  16. Great looking sandwich! My mouth is watering. Congrats on your Top 9 honors...well-deserved!

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  17. Congrats on being one of the Top 9. Gorgeous photo - I'll have to make this!

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  18. Now THAT is a breakfast sandwich. Great idea to use French toast and the bacon makes it even better.

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  19. I can't believe something so simple looks so Slurrpalicious. Three cheers for the non-chef!!!

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  20. oh, u call it french toast? i've never pictured a french toast would be that awesome and mouth-watering!

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  21. Hey fellow foodbuzz friend...wow...what a perfect breakfast for a snowy sunday morning!! I had to check your post, it was listed in a bacon post on eatnlisten, he listed me as well, for bacon bread!

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  22. Great food it lessen my sweet cravings that I feel right now. I will pursue my mom to cook this on Sunday :) watch entourage free

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  23. My grandfather used to make his own signature egg sandwich. Not as interesting as yours mind you, but for him it was pretty adventurous. Thanks for bring it all back to me. Another great NSN recipe!

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  24. nice post, great pic, looks delicious

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  25. wow delicious, Awesome nice post, good job, I really enjoyed your article, thank's for sharing :)

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  26. I feel hungry after reading your article, nice pic cool

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  27. i'm very tasty sandwich. can i taste one?

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  28. nice, looks perfect, make me feel hungry :)

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