Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Duck Grilled Cheese French Toast Sandwich

Sometimes I feel like a mad scientist in the kitchen. Well, the idea usually starts on the couch when I’m watching the food network. A couple of weeks ago on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, I saw someone make a fried grilled cheese PB&J sandwich. I don’t like peanut butter (I know, it’s a crime). However, my creative wheels starting spinning.

I had been craving duck in the worst way and the craving peaked in April, which I believe is grilled cheese appreciation month.  Talk about perfect timing, right? The wheels were spinning. Then it hit me…”let’s throw some breakfast in this as well”. What I would like to present to you, is the Duck Grilled Cheese French Toast Sandwich. I couldn’t help but laugh when I typed that. However, the sandwich is INCREDIBLE.

Duck Grilled Cheese French Toast Sandwich


½ Duck Breast – cooked, skin removed and sliced thin
1/8 cup Fresh Spinach
2 slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 slices American Cheese
2 Slices Wheat Bread
1/8 cup Caramelized Onions

Bread Batter
1 Egg - Beaten
3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
¼  cup Heavy Whipping Cream
½ cup Milk

½ cup Pamko Bread Crumbs
2 Tablespoons Butter


1.     In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the bread batter. Set aside
2.     Spread the Pamko on a large plate.
3.     Dip one side of each slice of the bread.  Press the dipped side into the Pamko. Set aside with the dipped side down.
4.     Assemble the sandwich in the following order: 1 slice of bread, 1 slice of cheddar, 1 slice of American, duck, spinach, caramelized onions, 1 slice of American, 1 slice of Cheddar, remaining slice of bread.
5.     In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
6.     Grill the sandwich on both sides for roughly 6 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and the bread is golden brown.
7.     Serve!