French Toast Turkey Sandwich

  • Serves: 4
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Ingredients

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 slices thick country-style white bread
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Leftover cranberry sauce, leftover sliced turkey, and arugula leaves (for serving)

Instructions

  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.

  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.

  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.

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