Recipe Review

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese-Stuffed French Toast Sticks Will Become Your Favorite On-the-Go Breakfast

published Dec 2, 2022
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Sliced bread
Credit: Joe Lingeman

If you’re a fan of French toast, but never imagined that this breakfast favorite could be transformed into a savory dish (like waffles), thanks to Chef Josh Elkin, we now have the perfect recipe for you. Known for creating unique recipes, Chef Josh’s recent mash-up of bacon, egg, and cheese French toast brings an elevated flavor profile to the classic dishes it’s named after.

To make eight servings, start by trimming the crust off of eight slices of Texas toast before cutting in half. Divide mayonnaise evenly between your mini slices, spreading it onto only one side of each. This will help secure your bacon and cheese as you manipulate your French toast sticks through the cooking process.

Place half a slice of cheddar cheese on each piece of bread, then place one piece of bacon — cut in half — on one side of each mini sandwich before completing the assembly.

For your egg mixture, beat five eggs (or two cups of egg substitute), and add in chopped chives, your hot sauce of choice, and a tablespoon each of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Salt and pepper are then dropped in to taste.

Submerge your mini sandwiches in the egg mixture, making sure they are fully coated and saturated on all sides. Place each stick onto a skillet on medium-high and cook for about two minutes on each side. To complement the kick of your egg mixture and bring this recipe back to its French toast roots a bit, you can serve it with some homemade spicy maple syrup (which sounds like something we may need in our lives at all times).

Making the syrup is simple: Combine 1/2 cup of your favorite maple syrup with hot sauce, cayenne pepper, and apple cider vinegar. Then, dip your stuffed French toast and enjoy!

Although Chef Josh didn’t offer any pointers or suggestions for those who may want to tone the spice down a bit, if you’re skeptical about the heat levels, feel free to play around with the measurements on your spicy ingredients. After all, they’re not necessarily foundational to the structure of your French toast sticks.