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September 22, 2003

Freedom toast

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Breakfast at the Flea Week™ is an excuse to show pictures of Audrey Hepburn. Isn't she luverly? Today's breakfast Flea-favourite is French toast. I only learned recently of the existence of the Monte Christo sandwich which is, I imagine, to French toast as Jennifer Love Hewitt is to Audrey Hepburn. I like the look of it. I want to try it. But I feel guilty even thinking about it.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2003 09:57 AM

Comments

They *are* good. But they are also a million calories and probably very very bad for one's cholesterol too. I had a great Monte Cristo sandwich last month at some downtown eatery not far from the office, but the name escapes me right now. If I remember where, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Chris at September 22, 2003 11:21 AM

That's about the simplest recipe for one I've ever seen. Some are incredibly elaborate and luscious.

Posted by: Ted at September 22, 2003 01:39 PM

Twenty years ago this was a staple on the menu of Saturday lunch at University of Kings College in Halifax for the shaggy headed Friday partiers. Damn decent of the cooks.

Posted by: Alan at September 22, 2003 02:49 PM

Looks like a grilled cheese sandwich to me. The way Mom used to make. We would put all sorts of things on them...tomato slices, turkey, ham, all kinds of cheese...all kinds of bread.

Did not know we were breaking trademark here!!!

See:

http://www.cleveland.com/newsflash/news/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?o0308_BC_OH--DeweyDecimalDefen&&news&newsflash-ohio

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at September 22, 2003 03:07 PM

My impression is that it is a grilled cheese sandwich made using French toast... Mmmm. French toast.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 22, 2003 03:23 PM

More like a Black Forest ham & swiss sandwich, dipped in egg batter and grilled. I still can't remember where I had a really good one. Might have been one of those pubs on the Esplanade, Finn McCool's or Scotland Yard...?

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 22, 2003 04:02 PM

How about this... follow the recipe then go all the way with beer batter and deep-fry the whole thing.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 22, 2003 07:57 PM