Recipe courtesy of Fisher Nuts

Egg-in-the-Hole French Toast

Try this savory, protein-packed twist on a classic. Almonds provide great texture and flavor without making the dish too dairy-rich or heavy.
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  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4
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Ingredients

French Toast Batter:

1/2 cup Fisher® Sliced Almonds, toasted, finely ground

2 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon paprika

2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 slices (about 1/2-inch thick) dense multigrain bread

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Eggs:

Nonstick spray

4 large eggs

2 scallions, minced, both green and white parts

2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup almonds, 2 eggs, paprika, almond milk and salt until smooth.

Make the French toast: 

  1. Place the bread slices on a flat surface and use a cookie cutter or a small glass to cut holes (about 2-inches wide) in the center of each. Soak each slice and the bread circles in the egg mix, coating both slides. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add half of the butter. When the butter begins to foam and brown slightly, arrange 2 slices in the pan. Cook on the first side over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes, and then turn the slices over, cooking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until both sides are browned and the toast is cooked through. Keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread and bread circles.

Cook the eggs: 

  1. Use a kitchen towel to wipe out the skillet and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Fry 2 eggs sunny side up in the skillet. Repeat with remaining eggs. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the remaining almonds on the bottom of each plate as an "anchor" for each egg. Place a fried egg on top of the nuts and place each piece of toast carefully on top of the egg so the yolk peeks out of the toast hole. Serve a bread circle with each serving. Drizzle with the maple syrup. Top with scallions and remaining almonds.

Cook’s Note

If you like a fully cooked fried egg, no need to turn them over and hide the pretty yolk. Simply cook the eggs longer over low heat until the yolk is the consistency you prefer. Uneven egg cooking can be avoided by adding a splash of water to the pan as they cook or by covering them for a minute so they steam slightly. Want more protein in this meal? Roll up ham or turkey slices with some of the crushed pecans and serve on the side as a substitute for sausage or bacon! Want to make this dish sweet? Omit the paprika and scallions and serve with additional warm maple syrup on the side.