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French Toast Sandwich with Elephants

Updated on April 14, 2015

Novelty and Gourmet Foods

After an acquaintance dyed cake batter black unbeknownst to us, frosted it with red icing, cut and served it to us, broke into gales of screaming laughter and rolled on the floor, I thought "Hmmm."

This occurred after he had made a pot of stew with popcorn and pickles in it. Perhaps he actually wanted to be a pop food artist, but would not admit it, because it was not "manly" enough. That was in the days before chef based reality shows. Fighting in the Gulf War was apparently manly and the odd foods were served at a kind of going away to the desert party. Some though this chef wanted to do something so odd and annoying in order that we would not forget him if he did not return. Those of us in attendance began to head for the door.

However, this Persian Gulf inclined oddball brought out a good frying pan and prepared a recipe similar to the one listed below (I have added ingredients over the years.)

It was quite good.

(Oh, did he come back? Yes, and disappeared into the land of OOOOO-klahoma, where elephants stand in the corn fields to measure whether the corn is yet eye-high. Or is that Munchkin Land?)

The Official Elephant Corn Maze of 2000

Created by aliens the year of the first election of President George W. Bush. GOP Aliens  - or a Warning? :)
Created by aliens the year of the first election of President George W. Bush. GOP Aliens - or a Warning? :) | Source
Mom! - My eye is almost as high as yours!
Mom! - My eye is almost as high as yours!

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Gourmet Ham & Cheese on French Toast

INGREDIENTS

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Large but shallow Bowl or Pan - a cake pan would do.
  • Sourdough Bread
  • 1 Large Egg per sandwich
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 or 2 slices of Deli Boiled Ham or sliced Baked Ham from another meal
  • 2 slices of Swiss, Muenster, or Sharp Cheddar Cheese per sandwich. Some diners enjoy Pepper Jack instead, or add a Tablespoon of a good Pimento Cheese Spread in the center.
  • Cream or Whole Milk
  • A dash of Nutmeg and Cinnamon
  • Vegetable Oil or Butter

OPTIONAL FILLING ADDITIONS

  • Thinly sliced and lightly sauteed Bermuda or Vidalia Onion
  • Thinly sliced and lightly sauteed Green Bell Pepper Rings
  • 2 cooked but not crunchy rashers of Bacon per sandwich
  • Other, of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Mix about 2-inches high an amount of milk and the eggs together very well in the pan you have selected. Add salt and pepper to your taste preference as well as nutmeg and cinnamon and mix well.
  • Build sandwiches upward with a slice of bread on the bottom, 1 slice cheese, meat, a small mount of any other filling you prefer, another cheese slice, and top bread slice.
  • Heat the frying pan over a medium level of heat.
  • Add oil or butter to coast the bottom of the hot pan.
  • Dip a sandwich into the egg mixture, turning over twice to ensure complete coverage.
  • Cook the sandwich on the first side until golden brown, checking with a spatula, and turn the sandwich and repeat. Each side may take 4-5 minutes, and turn down the heat of the sandwich is cooking too quickly, to avoid burning.
  • Use additional oil or butter for each sandwich as needed.

You can also make a smaller sandwich by using only one bread slice, cut diagonally, to make a half sandwich.

For additional ideas, see Doctor Toast's Amazing World of Toast.

Powdered Toast Man

French Toast, Grilled Cheese, and Montecristo Ham and Cheese Sandwiches can be found at elephant-related restaurants and pubs around the world.

The Elephant & Castle Pub in Dublin, Ireland. See the link at left for French Toast on the menus, and history.
The Elephant & Castle Pub in Dublin, Ireland. See the link at left for French Toast on the menus, and history. | Source

The Brass Elephant Restaurant and Caterers closed for business in Baltimore in late 2009, to the consternation if its client. The Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast was just one of the delicacies on the Sunday Brunch menu. The building went on the market in late 2014 for about $800,000.

The Brass Elephant is for Sale

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924 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

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Elephant Health and Safety

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My favorite elephant, who was injured, was helped by the people of Thailand,received an artificial foot and smiled.Motala meets little Mosha and becomes her friend at the hospital. This facility is in some ways as good or better than our own human Workers Compensation Rehab Centers in the United States.
My favorite elephant, who was injured, was helped by the people of Thailand,received an artificial foot and smiled.
My favorite elephant, who was injured, was helped by the people of Thailand,received an artificial foot and smiled.
Motala meets little Mosha and becomes her friend at the hospital. This facility is in some ways as good or better than our own human Workers Compensation Rehab Centers in the United States.
Motala meets little Mosha and becomes her friend at the hospital. This facility is in some ways as good or better than our own human Workers Compensation Rehab Centers in the United States.

© 2009 Patty Inglish MS

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