A grilled cheese and French toast (well more Hong Kong style French toast), yes yes.
So this is what happens when you go and buy a bag of panko and would like to finish it by panko crusting everything.
This is a pretty easy thing to make. I bought a loaf of brioche from Caputo’s Bake Shop in Carroll Gardens. They supply bread to a lot of the restaurants in the neighborhood. Super old school bakery. If Trader Joe wasn’t so crazy on a Saturday, would’ve gone there and gotten their Texas toast. I love thick toast. But look at this loaf of bread. It’s so beautiful. Smells amazing too.
Things you’ll need:
Bread (Any thick toast)
Cheese (Any cheese you like for grilled cheese)
Prosciutto (Or any cured meats)
Hot honey (Or any spicy condiment)
Salt + pepper
Use whatever bread you like but something thick and sturdy enough that will not break apart while being soaked in the egg.
Scramble 2 eggs and pour it onto a plate or anything flat. Lay the 2 pieces of bread on the egg and let it absorb the egg (just one side though). While the slices of bread are soaking, cut open an avocado, remove pit, and cut into slices.
Sprinkle a tray with panko and grate some parmesan cheese onto it. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Then lay the slices of bread (egg soaked side) onto the panko, press down gently.
On one slice, drizzle hot honey (I used Mike’s Hot Honey) or sriracha or sambal or whatever spicy thing you like.
On the other slice, grate copious amount of parmesan cheese (or use Kraft singles or whatever cheese you like) then lay slices of avocado (season with salt + pepper) and prosciutto. Top with more parmesan cheese.
Get a pan hot and add a lot of butter (or oil). Hong Kong style French toast is basically bread soak in egg and fried. Lets say 2 tablespoon of butter. Once the butter melts, place the slice of bread with the avocado and prosciutto into the pan. Then place the other slice of bread (with the panko side facing up) on top of the other slice.
Get another pan or a spatula and put it on top of the sandwich. Press down.
Flip the sandwich once the bottom is golden brown. Then with the pan or spatula, press the sandwich down again. It’s ready to consume once the other side is golden brown.