This post was inspired by a special recipe contest held by the folks at Pom Wonderful and by Jenn of The Foodie Blogroll.
Sophisticated, yet utterly simple, this delicious alternative to time-consuming French toast is pure pleasure and a new favorite around here. It has rich, aromatic spices with sweet little bursts of pomegranate in each bite.
Try it with the deliciously complex coriander-pomegranate bacon for an exciting new Sunday brunch idea.
Here’s a photo of the Pomegranate French Toast Frittata With Coriander-Pomegranate Bacon below.
8 large eggs
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
4 cups French or Italian bread, torn into small chunks
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pomegranate arils (I used Pom Wonderful Fresh Pomegranates)
Powdered sugar (optional)
Beat the eggs with the milk and the salt. Melt the butter in a large, oven-proof skillet or paella pan over medium heat.
Add the bread to the pan and toss lightly. Sprinkle with the nutmeg and cinnamon and toss again. Sprinkle the pomegranate arils on top and pour the beaten eggs over evenly. Allow to cook for a few minutes until bottom begins to set, then transfer the pan to the broiler. Cook until the top is set and lightly colored. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Ingredients for the Bacon:
8 slices thick-cut bacon (regular or peppered)
1/2 cup pomegranate juice (I used Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice)
2 tsp ground coriander
Cook the bacon over medium heat, turning frequently, until just done. Drain on paper towels. In a small pan, mix the pomegranate juice and the coriander and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half. Lay out the bacon strips on a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet and brush with the pomegranate glaze. Broil for a minute or two, taking care not to let the glaze burn. Turn the bacon over and repeat on the other side.
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