PB and J French Toast with Strawberry Compote

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Two 1/2-inch slices French bread
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Compote, plus more for serving, recipe follows
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup crushed sweetened corn flake cereal, such as Frosted Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (see Cook's Note)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Strawberry Compote:
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch kosher salt
Directions
  • Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as you would normally, using the French bread, peanut butter and Strawberry Compote.

  • In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg to make your French toast batter. Dip the sandwich in the batter for about 10 seconds on each side, then coat the battered sandwich with the crushed cereal.

  • Heat the clarified butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the sandwich on each side until it's a nice golden brown! Cut in half, dust with powdered sugar, and serve with a spoonful of Strawberry Compote on the side.

Strawberry Compote:
  • Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently (to prevent burning), until thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.

  • Yield: 1 cup

Cook's Note: To make clarified butter, melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the milk solids separate out and rise to the top, about 5 minutes; let cool. Skim and discard the white foam from the top. Spoon out the clear, now clarified butter from the top, discarding the browned solids left on the bottom of the pan. The butter will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


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