happy-thanksgiving

From our table, to yours- give your Thanksgiving leftovers new life with this easy, yet crave-worthy french toast turkey sandwich recipe. This bacon and custardy bread takes the savory leftovers-sandwich into brunch territory.

Ingredients

6

slices thick-cut bacon

2

tablespoons light brown sugar

1

teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

3

large eggs

1

cup milk

½

teaspoon vanilla extract

¼

teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Pinch of kosher salt

4

slices thick country-style white bread

2

tablespoons unsalted butter

 

Leftover cranberry sauce, leftover sliced turkey, and arugula leaves (for serving)

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Sprinkle bacon with brown sugar and pepper; transfer to a wire rack set inside a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake until browned and crisp, 20–25 minutes. Let cool.

Step 2

Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a large baking dish. Add bread slices and let sit, turning to coat, until bread has absorbed most of the liquid, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 slices of bread until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 1 Tbsp. butter and 2 slices of bread.

Step 4

Assemble sandwiches using leftover cranberry sauce, leftover turkey, arugula, and bacon, and cut in half.