French Toast Breakfast Sandwich is a hearty main dish made with cooked sausage patties sandwiched between two slices of French toast.
It’s drizzled with honey and lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Also good drizzled with Homemade Maple Pancake Syrup.
Pairs well with hash browns and scrambled eggs.
Serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
EDITOR’S NOTE (December 13, 2020): Updated text. Added a new photo. See recipe video posted on my Facebook page.
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The inspiration for this recipe started early one morning when I needed a hearty breakfast before editing a series of recipe videos. I can concentrate better after eating. No stomach growls (laugh)!
After a quick brainstorm, I decided to combine two favorites: French toast and sausage. Using available ingredients, I whipped up a French Toast Breakfast Sandwich for breakfast.
Restaurants serve French toast with butter (not margarine), maple syrup and powdered sugar. The possibilities are endless. French toast can be topped with just about anything.
According to the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, French toast originated in France, where it is known as “amerite” or “pain perdu” (lost bread).
What’s lost bread? Originally, French toast was made from stale bread that would otherwise been thrown away.
The phrase “French toast” first appeared in print in the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink in 1871.
According to JustFunFacts.com, French toast is a dish made of sliced bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried (usually in unsalted butter).
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French Toast Breakfast Sandwich
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons reduced fat or low-fat milk Or use heavy whipping cream or whole milk.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 slices honey wheat bread
- 2 sausage patties, cooked Cook patties according to instructions on package.
- honey for drizzling
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for garnish Use more or less.
- In a pie plate (or similar dish), combine eggs, vanilla, milk, ground cinnamon (if using), black pepper (if using), and salt (if using).
- Stir vigorously with a fork until well combined. Soak each slice in mixture. Flip each slice over with a spatula to prevent tearing. Leave in pie plate.
- Melt butter in a skillet over low-medium heat.
- Use spatula to move soaked bread slices from pie plate to skillet with melted butter. Cook 3-4 minutes over low-medium heat. Flip over. Cook another 3-4 minutes. Both slices should be golden brown on both sides.
- Turn heat off.
- Use spatula to move French toast from skillet to plate. Place two cooked sausage patties on one slice. Top with second slice.
- Drizzle sandwich with honey. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional). Serve hot.