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Mother Hen Toast


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Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 10

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.


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.


Pairs Well With


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.

this sounds divine-thanks for posting

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