Easy Mouillettes Recipe: This Mouillettes Recipe Is the Ultimate French Breakfast Comfort Food by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

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Easy Mouillettes Recipe: This Mouillettes Recipe Is the Ultimate French Breakfast Comfort Food

Mouillettes (pronounced moo-yet) are also known as "little soldiers" when they’re camouflaged with bacon, ham or a thin slice of salmon. They are little fingers of toasted bread that you dunk in a soft-boiled egg. It's a classic French breakfast dating back to childhood for most. Warm, comforting, fun and delicious! Here are my variations on these delicious little soldiers.

Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 slices bread without crust
  • 1/2 slice prosciutto ham
  • 1 thin slice Emmental cheese (or your favorite)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 shallot, diced very fine
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped fine
  • kosher salt

Here's how you make them: 

  1. In a bowl combine, eggs , butter, Parmesan, shallot, garlic, chives, salt and pepper. Beat with a fork, cover and set aside. 
  2. Place ham and cheese between bread. Cut four evenly sliced rectangles. 
  3. Heat a sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add rectangles to egg mixture and mildly soak through bread about 30 seconds. Shake off excess and add to hot sauté pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
  4. Cook so egg is cooked on outside (like french toast), about 1 to 2 minutes each side. Remove from pan and place on a lined cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until insides are completely melted through and edges are toasty, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve warm with poached or soft-boiled eggs to dunk in. 

Try these variations:

  • cream cheese and salmon
  • Brie cheese and green apple
  • tuna and tomatoes with cheese 
  • serve soldiers simply toasted and wrapped in ham or dusted in Parmesan cheese
  • simply dunk rectangles of plain toasted bread

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, this sounds amazing! Perfect for a lazy Sunday, thanks Chef Gigi Gaggero!
Renee Herren
This is my son’s favorite breakfast!

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