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Louisiana Sweet Potato French Toast with Pecan Honey Butter

LOUISIANA SWEET POTATO FRENCH TOAST WITH PECAN HONEY-BUTTER

MAJOR KEY If you have the time, roast the sweet potato in the oven at 400 until tender.  It will give you a more concentrated and rich sweet potato flavor.

INGREDIENTS 

SWEET POTATO FILLING
  • 1 Louisiana sweet potato
  • 2 ozs cane syrup
  • 4 ozs cream cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Tastic sweet
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
PECAN HONEY BUTTER
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup honey
FRENCH TOAST
  • 4 slices thick-sliced challah or brioche
    2 egg yolks
    2 tbsps brown sugar
    1 tbsp Tastic sweet*
    1 tbsp vanilla paste
    1 tsp kosher salt
    2 tbsps unsalted butter, melted
    1 cup half and half
    1 tbsp unsalted butter

DIRECTIONS

  • For the filling: Peel and cut sweet potato into 1/2-inch chunks. Roast in microwave in a covered microwave-safe dish with a few drops of water until fork-tender (8 to 10 minutes).
  • Combine sweet potato and all filling ingredients in food processor or blender and process until the consistency of creamy peanut butter.
  • Pecan honey butter: Chop pecans and add to a sauté pan over low heat and toast for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Add honey and pecans. Heat until mixture starts to bubble, stirring periodically, then lower heat and keep warm.
  • For French toast: Combine egg yolks, sugar, Tastic, nutmeg, salt and vanilla in a flat-bottom dish. Whisk together until dry ingredients are fully moistened and combined with wet ingredients. Warm half and half in microwave until warm (not hot), then add milk and melted butter to egg-yolk mixture. Whisk until combined well.
  • Spread 1-2 tbsp of the filling between every 2 slices of bread to make sandwiches.
  • Put 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip toast sandwiches in custard mixture and soak for 15 to 20 seconds on each side. Cook on griddle or pan for 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and slice into three slices diagonally; arrange on plates. Top with honey-butter.

Tastic Spice is available HERE

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