Ham and cheese stuffed french toast
Recipe from vintagekitchennotes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
4 slices sweet bread ie challah
4 slices smoked ham
2 thick slices mozzarella
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter
- Assemble the french toast by topping two slices of the bread with 2 slices ham and 1 slice cheese each. Top with the other two remaining breads.
- Lightly beat the egg with the milk. Season with salt. Add the assembled french toast to the egg and milk mixture, bread side down. Let the bread soak in the mix for 1 minute. Flip over and let the other side moisten.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the 1 tbsp butter. Add the french toast sandwiches to the pan and cook until golden brown over low heat. Flip and cook on the other side, pressing down slightly. Remove from pan when cheese has melted and both sides are golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
per serving: 375 calories, 20.5g fat (10g saturated, 1.7g polyunsaturated, 6.9g monounsaturated), 24.6 carbohydrates, 1.1g fiber, 22.9g protein
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
When making this dish, I made several changes to the ingredients. French toast works wonderfully with slightly sweet breads; while shopping for my bread I found a raisin walnut bread that I thought would go wonderfully with this dish. I also used thick cut ham and made one sandwich with shredded mozzarella and another with fresh sliced mozzarella.
Let the bread soak up the egg and milk yumminess! I used soy milk but you can use whole milk as well.
As you can see the sandwich below, this one was made with fresh mozzarella. It doesn't melt like the one with shredded mozzarella but it's still very tasty.
What is there to say about this french toast? It's a no-brainer that it's delicious! Next time I would probably add more shredded cheese or use thick cut mozzarella like the original recipe says. The walnut raisin bread was absolutely delicious! Even though I used thick ham, the french toast was not salty at all. Seconds please?