About three weeks ago, I bought some packaged Taiwanese thick toast at my local Asian grocery. I didn't have any real plan for the bread, and it ended up sitting on my counter for quite a while. Finally, a few days ago, I decided to use it to make breakfast.
I took slices of the bread and carefully cut slits at two opposite ends. Then I extended the slits all the way down, so the openings connected. Inside, I stuffed up some slivers of leftover Christmas ham (which was nice and smoky) and some thin slices cheese (I used a hard Bellavitano Sartori). I dipped the stuffed bread slices in an egg/milk batter, and then fried in a pan with butter.
The result was a Monte-Cristo sandwich-like version of French toast. Served with maple syrup.
This got me thinking about other possible uses for thick, white toast. Ideas that came to mind were croutons and bread pudding, but I'm curious to hear what other people do with it!
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