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Three Recipes Using One Loaf of Bread

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Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

4 slices rustic bread, toasted
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
4 large eggs
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 small tomatoes, such as cocktail or Campari, halved

Rub toasted bread with garlic and brush with oil. Heat oil in a large, skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet and cook, undisturbed, until whites are set, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Increase heat to medium-high. Brush cut sides of tomatoes with oil. Sear, cut sides down and undisturbed, until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer 2 tomato halves to each piece of toast with a spatula and lightly mash. Season with salt and pepper and top with fried eggs.

Classic French Toast

any dense bread such as challah, brioche, or sourdough will make rich French toast
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
6 slices (1-inch-thick) bread, preferably day old
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
pure maple syrup, for serving (optional)

Whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer. Pour egg mixture over bread; soak 10 minutes. Turn slices over; soak until soaked through, about 10 minutes more. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet, and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry half the bread slices until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to wire rack; place in oven while cooking remaining bread. Wipe skillet, and repeat with remaining butter, oil, and bread. Keep in oven until ready to serve. Serve warm with pure maple syrup, if desired.

Crunchy Cheese and Bacon Toast

4 slices rustic bread
1/2 c olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme
8 slices of bacon, cooked
4 slices cheddar or colby cheese

Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk the oil and thyme until blended. Brush over bread slices. Place 2 slices of bacon on top of bread and cover with a slice of cheese. Bake at 300 degree for 12-15 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.