MOTHER HEN TOAST

 

  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 8 thick-cut slices country bread
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Bechamel, recipe follows
  • 16 slices shaved serrano ham
  • 8 eggs
  • . Bechamel:
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Make the bechamel sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir constantly to incorporate - you do not want any color. Gradually pour in the milk as you stir, and whisk out any lumps.
  • As the mixture thickens up continue to stir until it reaches a boil - this ensures that the flour is cooked completely.
  • Using a microplane or a fine grater, grate nutmeg into bechamel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside and keep warm.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lay bread out on a sheet tray and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toast lightly.
  • Spoon a dollop of bechamel onto each toast.
  • Arrange 2 slices of ham on each slice of toast and nestle it into a nest shape so the egg will rest in the center.
  • Crack egg and drop into nest on each toast.
  • Bake in oven until eggs are just cooked but the yolk is still slightly runny, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • To make Bechamel:Make the bechamel sauce:
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and stir constantly to incorporate - you do not want any color. Gradually pour in the milk as you stir, and whisk out any lumps.
  • As the mixture thickens up continue to stir until it reaches a boil - this ensures that the flour is cooked completely.
  • Using a microplane or a fine grater, grate nutmeg into bechamel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside and keep warm.

Notes

"Mother Hen" Toast: Gallina De Madre Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence

See this recipe on air Wednesday Sep. 17 at 3:30 PM ET/PT.

Show: Tyler's Ultimate

Episode: Ultimate Tapas

This was such a wonderful breakfast dish. I made it for my family. I had to share.

Categories: Bread 

Author Credit: Tyler Florence

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