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St. Louis Bread Company Denver French Toast

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 thick slices sourdough Saint Louis Bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups ham, sliced into 1/2 x 4-inch slices
  • 8 thin slices provolone cheese
  • 1 fresh tomato, seeded, peeled and diced

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper together in 9 x 13-inch dish. Add bread slices and let stand 1 minute. Turn bread over, let stand until egg mixture is absorbed, about 6-9 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add peppers, onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add ham slices and mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes more until vegetables are browned.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Remove pan from heat, but cover to keep warm while you prepare French toast.
  6. Melt the other 2 tablespoons butter on heavy griddle. Add bread and sauté until browned and crusty about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn bread, top each bread slice with a slice of cheese. Cook until cheese melts and bottoms are browned. It may be necessary to cover skillet for a brief time to melt cheese.
  8. To serve, place French toast on plate and top with vegetables.
  9. Garnish with diced tomatoes.

Source: Sue Stees, St. Louis Bread Company

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