All-Day Breakfast in a French Toast Sandwich




Introduction: All-Day Breakfast in a French Toast Sandwich

About: I work as an I.T. Support Technician for my 9 to 5 but my true passion is designing, engineering and making, or just generally fiddling with things.

Whether you're looking for the perfect start to your morning, a tasty bite for brunch or a tea-time snack, you can't go far wrong with this tasty breakfast treat, anytime of day.

Delicious eggy bread generously filled with bacon, sausage, mushroom, tomato and cheddar cheese.

But don't just take my word for it, give it a go for yourself!

Step 1: The Ingredients

To re-create this delicious sandwich you will need the following:

For the Filling

  • Sausages
    I used Italian sausages, the seasoning is to-die-for
  • Bacon Rashers
    I used unsmoked back bacon
  • Cheese
    I opted for an English cheddar, grated
  • Tomatoes
    Washed and freshly sliced
  • Mushrooms

For the French Toast

  • Bread
    I'd recommend a soft-white bread
  • Eggs
    We only want the yolks
  • Milk
    Just a little splash will do
  • Nutmeg
    This is optional, add to taste

For the Cooking and Prep

  • A good size non-stick frying pan
    With a little butter for frying
  • Grill
    Medium heat
  • Shallow dish
    For the egg yolks
  • Knives
    For cutting stuff
  • Fork
    For beating the eggs, but feel free to use a small whisk
  • Chopping Board
    Or just use your worktop, it's your kitchen!
  • Plates
    Because we're not animals

Step 2: Let's Get Cooking

Before we can make the sandwich we need to prepare and cook the filling.


Start with the sausages as they will take the longest. You can cook them however you like (grilled, pan fried, deep fried). I prefer to grill them, turn occasionally and make sure they are cooked evenly and throughout.

Tip: Pierce the sausage casing, this allows the juices to escape and will prevent them from splitting during cooking.


Slice the mushrooms and pan fry in a little butter until they brown. If the mushrooms cook before everything else is ready, place them in a dish at the bottom of the grill to keep warm.


Place the rashers in the grill and cook, turning halfway. Again you can fry these if you prefer, removing the rind is also optional. I like to cook my bacon until it is just about to go crispy.


Slice and keep to one side.


Grate the cheese and keep to one side.

Step 3: Build the Sandwich

Once your filling is prepared and cooked you can build your sandwich. I had enough filling to make up to four, but you can make as many as you want (just amend the filling quantity to suit you).

  1. Take your first piece of bread
  2. Slice a sausage in half and place it in the middle of the bread
  3. Add the bacon rashers
  4. Put some mushrooms on top
  5. Add some slices of fresh tomato
  6. Sprinkle on the grated cheese
  7. Add a second slice of bread
  8. Press down on the sandwich
    flattening it a little will make it more manageable

Step 4: Prepare the Eggs

To make the french toast (eggy bread) we are going to soak the sandwich in the egg before frying it. I like to use 2-3 eggs per sandwich, I add a tiny bit of milk and also add some nutmeg to flavour, but do this to suit your taste.

Place the egg yolk in a shallow dish, add the milk and nutmeg (if using) then with a folk, beat the eggs until smooth.

Step 5: Eggy-Bread Time

Now comes the messy part, carefully pick up your assembled sandwich (trying not to lose any filling) and place it in the dish with the egg.

Let it soak for a few seconds before carefully flipping over to soak the other side. Now you're ready to transfer it to the pan.

Step 6: Golden Delicious!

To cook your french toast sandwich you'll want your frying pan pre-heated, I still have some of the butter left over from when I cooked the mushrooms so I'm just going to throw the sandwich straight in there.

Cook it on one side until deliciously golden brown, then carefully turn over to brown the other side.

Once cooked on both sides transfer to a warm plate (slice the sandwich in half with a knife if preferred) and your breakfast is served, enjoy!

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    5 years ago

    Did you grill the sausages in your oven? I would have never thought of that!


    Reply 5 years ago

    The confusion is probably the result of differences between American and European appliances.

    In the UK a grill is often combined with a conventional oven in the same appliance. I am most definitely using the grill function and not oven baking them :-)


    Reply 5 years ago

    That is depressing. I liked the idea. I am shopping for a new stove soon. Maybe I will see if they can get me one that works here. Is it a gas or electric appliance?


    Reply 5 years ago

    I have an electric double oven with grill, gas ones are also available.


    Reply 5 years ago