ABC'S HOME ECONOMICS: Denise’s “Breakfast for Dinner” French Toast Sliders
"Denise is a superhumanly patient public-school teacher who often has to play peacemaker with the bickering Hayworths. Able to make friends with anyone, Denise is constantly rebuilding bridges burned by her wife Sarah. Although it’s not easy being “the best person in the family,” Denise loves it when everyone admits she’s the best person in the family."Serves 12 sliders | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
Having fun is a must if you’re going to spend time in the kitchen. To shake up the weekly menu we like to flip things around (literally and figuratively) with french toast for dinner. These sliders deliver something sweet, something salty and something irresistible!
Ingredients You'll Need
12 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon oil
2 cups frozen shredded hash browns
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 large eggs, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
12 sweet rolls, split in half
6 slices cheddar cheese, quartered
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Line baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top of foil. Lay bacon on rack in even layer and bake for about 15 minutes (until crispy). Transfer bacon to plate lined with paper towels. Let cool and then cut in half.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add hash browns and cook until golden brown.
Make milk mixture: In large bowl, whisk together milk, heavy cream, 2 eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.
Place griddle or pan over medium heat, and grease with 1 tablespoon butter.
Dip the roll halves in milk mixture and place on hot griddle. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes, flip over and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat until all rolls are done.
In a new large bowl, whisk the remaining eggs with a splash of milk.
Place skillet over medium heat with remaining butter. Add eggs (from last step) and cook until scrambled and no longer runny, about 5 minutes.
To assemble the sliders - half french toast piece, add egg layer, top with a slice of cheese, shredded potatoes and a few slices of bacon. Place remaining French toast pieces on top and skewer with a long toothpick. Serve with maple syrup.