Milk Toast was something my mom always made for me on weekends. Similar to a Fondue or Welsh Rarebit, Milk Toast is a cheese sauce served over stale toasted (or just toasted) bread. Unlike Fondue or Rarebit, which are a bit more “gourmet”, Milk Toast is a simple combination of Sliced American Cheese, Milk and black pepper. Technically a breakfast dish, I’ll happily eat it for lunch or dinner too. Some days I’ll have it for all three meals. I also find it to be a great “morning-after” dish (if you know what I mean :) )
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 cup of milk (I use 2%)
4-6 slices of American Cheese (I like the deli style- not the stuff in the single serving plastic wrap)
Black Pepper to taste ( I use lots)
Warm milk in a small saute pan over medium heat. Once the milk starts to bubble, tear up the cheese and add it to the pan. Stir until cheese melts, add black pepper and pour over a plate full of toasted stale bread.
enjoy, lick plate, repeat.
You could, of course, be a bit more healthful and serve with a sunny side up egg, some green veggies (asparagus, would be good) and fruit. Or you could not ;)