Turkey Cordon Bleu Crisp

November 2009
Turkey Cordon Bleu Crisp

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 35 mins

Cook: 30 mins

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced ham, chopped
  • 7 3/4-inch-thick slices brioche bread (about 7 ounces)
  • 3 ounces sliced Swiss cheese, such as emmantaler, cut into slivers
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a medium skillet, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ham and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Quarter 4 brioche slices and arrange in a buttered 8-inch square baking dish, overlapping slightly. Layer the turkey, cheese and onion-ham mixture on top.
  3. Cut the remaining 3 brioche slices into 3/4-inch cubes. In a glass bowl, melt the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in the microwave; add the cubed brioche and toss. Arrange evenly on top of the casserole.
  4. In the same bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour over the casserole, then let stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake until set in the center, about 30 minutes; cover with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent the top from browning too much. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with the syrup.
Tip Waste Not
  • Microwave 1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce with 1 tablespoon water until melted, then toss with the turkey before assembling the flats.