by Gerry Speirs0
Breakfast for Dinner: French Toast & Omaha Steaks Steak-Cut Bacon
Any time I’m stuck for ideas on what to make for dinner I’ll usually ask my kids, they both shout in unison “breakfast for dinner.” It’s about the only thing that they can both agree on without arguing – what is it about having the first meal of the day, at the end?
This became an easy question for me to answer after trying the Three Bacon Sampler from Omaha Steaks. It came with Applewood Smoked, Peppered Country and Cajun Steak-Cut Bacon. “Steak Cut” means the thickness is really noticeable. I baked the bacon in the oven which I think is easier and less messy. Once the bacon was ready and had cooled a little, I tried some and I could only describe it as bacon candy. Each flavor was so unique but if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be the Peppered Country Bacon. I loved the black pepper crust!
I made some easy French toast to go along with the bacon. The sweet and savory combination tasted amazing and the rest of the family agreed. The toast can be made in less than 30 minutes so this a perfect way to start a lazy Sunday morning. Pair this up with a spicy Bloody Mary for maximum happiness.
- Omaha Steaks Three Bacon Sampler
- 16 oz. large loaf of bread, challah or brioche.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 5 eggs
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Butter for cooking in, about ½ stick
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 13 x 9-inch baking trays with foil.
- Lay the bacon on the trays and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
- When the bacon is cooking, slice the bread into slices about 1 inch thick.
- In a bowl whisk together the cream, orange juice, sugar, vanilla, eggs and cinnamon.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over a medium heat in a non stick pan large enough to fit each slice of bread.
- Dip one slice of bread into the liquid making sure to submerge it well and get it nice and wet.
- Shake of the excess and place into the hot butter.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes and once the bottom is a light golden color flip it over with a spatula and repeat.
- Place the finished slice on a pan and keep warm in the hot oven while you bake the rest of the french toast.
- Serve with some of the bacon and dust with powdered sugar.
- Add maple syrup if desired.