Portuguese Savory Bread Pudding

What do you do when you have bread that’s gone hard, bread pudding of course 😉 I will admit that I’m fan of a good savory bread pudding, but sweet bread pudding I can do without (sorry folks). I simply cut the bread into chunks, add some cream, egg, hot sauce and I place into the fridge overnight and voilà, a savory breakfast bread pudding 😋

I hate food going to waste and I love creating delicious food with what I have on hand. If I go to the supermarket and fresh bread has recently been baked, you know charcuterie is around the corner for us, read about my obsession with charcuterie in this post. Typically I’ll create toast bites with the remaining bread on the next day. However, sometimes I let the bread go too long and that’s when inspiration beckons for bread pudding, which is exactly what happened here.

As I was preparing for our weekend, I realized we let our charcuterie French Bread go completely hard on our counter over the course of the week. So as I was preparing my Friday night grocery list, I knew I wanted cream to soak that bread. Once I got home from work on Friday, I sawed my way through the bread 😂 and I combined it with 1 cup/8oz of light cream, 3 eggs, a good squirt of Sriracha and salt & pepper. That soaked overnight to create a heavenly pillows of eggy bread 😋

On Saturday morning, I simply fried some chourico (i.e. Portuguese spicy sausage) and red onion.

I added the sausage to the open pockets of egg and cream and I baked at 350 degrees for ~30 minutes.

Once it baked, those bread pillows of deliciousness appeared. I served it with fresh pico de gallo with roma tomatoes from my garden.

Yum 😋

It was amazing and so simple to make. I hope you enjoy and cheers ❤

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