french toast with pancetta and grilled peaches

Posted on August 26, 2012



What do you do when you’re tired, slightly hungover, and can’t seem to make it all the way through your ice coffee without taking a break? Make something to eat. Something that isn’t too hands on. Something you can watch, or not watch and turn down and leave the cooking to join a conversation, and halfway through realize you might not have enough maple syrup to satisfy everybody’s desired coverage of their toast. This happens sometimes. I don’t really pull everything out like I should to get things going, especially in the mornings.


I have recently remembered how much I adore pancetta. The Italian bacon, salted pork belly, mixed with a variety of spices, and at the end of the day it’s cheaper than regular (american?) bacon, easier to section up and freeze, and tastier, and above all it tastes a bit sweeter, I think which makes it more versatile than bacon.


I wrapped a few pieces of peach and pancetta in my french toast, and if I had a good sifter, or a the attention to detail, or ability to reach the powdered sugar without moving a chair to climb on to reach it I would have tossed some of that on the top. Instead I just stuffed my face and washed it down with my ice coffee.