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Food 9 Ways to Turn a Slice of Bread Into Dinner

18:14  12 january  2018
18:14  12 january  2018 Source:   epicurious.com

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A few good slices of bread —even stale bread —can be transformed into dinner in minutes with the addition of a couple of pantry staples that you probably have on hand. The garlicky, wine-y sauce soaks through the thick slice of bread in the best way , and the clams cook quickly and taste so good.

Got bread ? You're halfway to dinner . (And no, we're not talking about sandwiches here.).

If it's almost dinnertime and you're hungry or your kids are hungry or everyone in the family is hungry and you didn't have time to go grocery shopping and blood sugar levels are dropping so fast you're thinking maybe you should just call the fastest takeout place in town...stop for a minute, take a deep breath, and check to see if you have any bread in the house.

A few good slices of bread—even stale bread—can be transformed into dinner in minutes with the addition of a couple of pantry staples that you probably have on hand. Here are nine delicious ways to do it:

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2 slices bread , preferably whole wheat, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 eggs. Preparation First stamp a circle from the center of each slice of bread with a 2-inch cookie cutter and reserve. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan or skillet over medium heat, add the bread and reserved rounds ('hats'

1. Make Bread Soup

A bowl of flavorful broth topped with a piece of crusty bread is one of the easiest, most comforting meals in the world. To make a simple version (unlike, say French onion soup, which can be time-consuming), just heat up bone broth or chicken broth or even water, throw in some aromatics like garlic, onion, ginger, or spices, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Then poach a few eggs in the broth if you want (or don't, if you don't want) and slide a toasted or stale bread slice into each bowl to serve.

Garlic Soup with Poached Eggs

Let each person garnish their own bowl how they like it: with hot sauce, lemon or lime juice, fresh herbs, grated cheese, etc.—the kiddos will have fun choosing their own mix-ins. The bread absorbs the hot broth and becomes spoonable and oh-so-soothing on a chilly winter night.

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Cut the bread into 1/2-inch (1.3cm) slices , place them over a medium fire, and use tongs to flip the bread when grill marks appear and the bread is toasted, about 1 minute on each side. What's your favorite way to turn bread into dinner ? Share your favorite combinations in the comments!

a plate of food with a fork: Make savory French toast just like you'd make French toast for breakfast, but top it with cheese instead of syrup.© Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Anna Stockwell Make savory French toast just like you'd make French toast for breakfast, but top it with cheese instead of syrup.

2. Make Savory French Toast

When I was an exchange student in Prague, my host mother used to make this for dinner for us all the time. I think she called it "cheesy toasts," but to me it was always savory French toast. I loved this meal, and I still make it for myself, especially when I come home way too late and way too hungry and there's "nothing to eat" in the house. It's filling, decadent-feeling, and seriously quick and easy to make.

To make it yourself, follow my no-recipe method of making French toast without putting any sweeteners or sweet spices in the egg mixture. Then sprinkle whatever kind of cheese you have on hand on the top of each slice of French toast as soon as you flip it—the cheese will melt while the other side cooks—and serve immediately.

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The best way to get consistent slices and preserve the shape of the loaf, which has a tendency to crumble, is to turn Since loaves of bread are typically shorter than they are wide, by turning the loaf on its side, you'll have less distance Make one clean, thin slice into the bread about 2 inches deep.

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3. Put an Egg In It

Some call it toad-in-the-hole, some call it egg-in-the-middle. We called it egg-in-a-hole in my house, and it was one of the first things I learned how to make myself for dinner: Just cut a round circle in the middle of a slice of bread, put that bread in a hot buttered skillet, and crack an egg in the middle. Let it set, then flip it. It was knowing when to flip it that was the hardest part to me as a child, but I eventually learned to wait until the entire egg white was opaque. When I was a kid, I loved mine with ketchup on top—I'm sure your child will agree—but these days I usually throw a handful of salad greens and some pesto on top instead. This dish will never fail you: if it's not already in your emergency dinner repertoire, it's time to add it tonight.

Egg in the Middle

4. Or, Put an Egg On It

Yes, this is getting a little close to sandwich territory. But a fried egg atop a piece of toast is a perfect little dinner in a pinch. Add some bacon and a couple of pan-seared tomatoes on top of that bread too and you're really cooking.

a plate of food with a fork© Photo by Tara Donne, food and prop styling by Ali Nardi
Bacon, Egg, and Tomato Toast

5. Put Beans on It

Saucy, brothy beans piled on top of toast so that the bread gets all soggy and you have to eat it with a fork is a beautiful thing, as is a bowl of the same served with a piece of toast shoved in for mopping. This is an endlessly riffable formula that can be varied depending on what's in your pantry: canned diced tomatoes and white beans are always great, and you can add kale or spinach if you have them, or just go straight for greens and beans (my favorite) with lots of olive oil. If that mix of flavors and textures doesn't appeal to little eaters in your house, try warming up a can of beans (black, white, pinto, or chickpea) with a little broth or olive oil and mashing it onto a piece of toast—it won't get the bread quite as soft without those tasty juices, but it's a tidier, plainer version that might be more appealing to younger palates.

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Fagioli-on-Toast

6. Or Top it With Clams

Unless your children love clams (I've met a few—they do exist), this one is for you to enjoy on your own or with your partner or a friend. To make this you'll have to buy clams, which, I know, is not a pantry staple. So this is not an emergency dinner. But stay with me—it's on the list for a reason: it's divine. The garlicky, wine-y sauce soaks through the thick slice of bread in the best way, and the clams cook quickly and taste so good. It's easy decadence you can treat yourself to after the kids go to bed. With a glass of wine, or two.

a plate of food with stew© Photo by Laura Murray
Clam Toasts with Pancetta

7. Turn it Into "Pizza"

Enough about clams: back to the family-friendly dinners now! Remember French bread pizza? If you happen to have a whole loaf, you can turn it into pizza with one of our three fun recipes. But you don't have to go all-out to turn bread into a "pizza" dinner: you just need some sauce and some cheese. Any piece of bread—sandwich bread, pita, English muffins (of course)—can be passed off as "pizza" when you toast it, spread it with tomato sauce, and then melt some cheese on top. Throw some leftover chicken or meat on there for extra protein if you have it, or add leftover roasted vegetables or a few sliced olives if the kids will go for that.

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6. Turn them into a crispy topping for salad. When you start to get bored of beans' creaminess, throw them in a pan with a little oil Bean fritters are a great way to boost your veggie intake at lunch without subjecting yourself to a salad day in and day out. More posts in Monday Dinner , Friday Lunch.

8. Or Go the Avocado Toast Route

There's a reason the avocado toast trend isn't going away: it's a super-tasty way to throw together a nutritious little meal, and it looks cute. Some kids are avocado-averse, but most of them love it. Keep this meal as simple as you need to and simply mash or arrange slices of avocado over a piece of toast, or top with a little corn and salsa to get some veggies in. and you'll never run out of ways to turn a slice of bread into dinner again.

Avocado Toast with Tomato-Corn Salsa

"Milk toast" is what my mom used to make for me and my sisters for dinner whenever we were sick, and to this day it remains one of the most comforting things I can think of. It's not really a full meal, but I couldn't resist including it here because it just makes me feel good to think about.

Milk toast is like bread soup, but with milk instead of broth, and it's usually sweet. My mom would make it by pouring hot milk over a slice of toast spread with butter, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a bowl, and that was it. I'd eat it with a spoon while wrapped in blankets from my sick day perch on the sofa, and no matter how sick I was feeling, I could always manage to eat the whole bowl. Next time your kid is home recovering from yet another winter virus, try it. Or make it for yourself the next time you need a warm, comforting bowl that feels kind of like a mother's embrace.

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