Fried Nutella and Strawberry French Toast Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Farmdrop Feast, where I ate gorgeous local food and spent the evening learning about local farms and organic food production. Yesterday, I received a box of goodies from the lovely people at Farmdrop, so set about planning some breakfasts.  First up was the punnet of delicious organic strawberries.

I’m sorry to do this to you again, but there ain’t nothin’ healthy about this breakfast. If course, I could have taken those strawberries and turned them into a smoothie or a fruit salad; but I saw the unopened jar of Nutella in the cupboard and the idea just came to me to make french toast. A word to the wise: only make this on a day when you will have an hour or so to lay down afterwards, just trust me.

Fried Nutella and Strawberry French Toast Sandwich

2 slices white bread
3 tbsp Nutella, or other chocolate hazelnut spread
3 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 egg
Splash of milk
A knob of butter, for frying
Olive oil

Spread the Nutella thickly across one side of each of the slices of bread, leaving a border of about half an inch around the outside. Thinly slice the strawberries and carefully lay across the Nutella on one of the slices. Lay the other slice on top to make a sandwich.

In a large, shallow dish whisk together the egg and milk.  Place the sandwich in the mixture, leaving for a minute or so to absorb the egg, and then turn over and do the same for the other side.  In a large frying pan, heat a little butter in some olive oil over a medium-high heat, then fry the sandwich for a couple of minutes on each side until browned. Slice in half and transfer to a plate.

Serves one.

For transparency, Farmdrop gave me £30.00 off my first shop. If you live in London and are interested in a veg box or organic food delivery, you should definitely check them out.

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