Ham and Cheese Sandwich meets French Toast

Ham & Cheese Sandwich with French Toast Twist Photo by Cynthia Nelson

The food videos—BuzzFeed’s Tasty leads the pack—that dominate social media are full of ideas, some good and some you would rather not had watched; not this one though. I saw the recipe for this ham and cheese/French toast combo on a ‘friend’s’ timeline and decided to give it a try. Ham, eggs, cheese, what’s not to like?

For this sandwich, I recommend using a hearty, artisan-style bread so that it can soak up the eggs and stand up to cooking long enough for the cheese to melt.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cream or evaporated milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 thick slices of artisan-style bread
  • Slices of baked ham (deli style ham can work too)
  • Slices of cheese (your preference; I used aged cheddar)
  • Thinly sliced scallions/green onions (white  purple and green parts)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together the eggs and cream or milk in shallow dish and set aside.
  1. Drizzle a little oil into a frying pan and place over medium heat.
  1. Arrange 2 slices of bread side by side. Cover one piece of bread with ham followed by slices of cheese and top with a sprinkling of scallions/green onions;  cover with the other slice of bread. Carefully hold the sandwich together and place into the egg mixture. Let sit for 1 minute, flip and let sit for 1 minute then transfer to heated frying pan. Cook until bread is brown and crusty. Carefully lift and flip with a spatula and cook until the other side is brown, crusty and the cheese melted.
  1. Remove from pan, cut and serve.
  2. Repeat with other 2 slices of bread, ham, cheese  and scallions.

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