Enjoy these cheesy French bread and ham sandwiches with strawberry syrup - perfect for an on-the-go dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
slices French bread, 1/2 inch thick
lb shaved or very thinly sliced cooked ham
slices (3/4 oz each) Gruyère or Swiss cheese, cut in half
tablespoons granulated sugar
tablespoon butter or margarine
Powdered sugar, if desired
cup strawberry syrup
Top 6 slices of the bread evenly with ham and cheese, folding to fit. Top with remaining bread slices.
In small bowl, beat eggs, milk and granulated sugar with fork or wire whisk until well mixed; pour into shallow bowl.
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium-low heat. Dip each side of each sandwich in egg mixture, allowing time for bread to soak up mixture. Add sandwiches to skillet. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup.
Croque monsieur, or Monte Cristo sandwiches, are making a comeback! Traditionally a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that has been dipped into a beaten egg mixture and fried in butter, this version becomes a rich and sensational French toast! Mix equal amounts of strawberry syrup and sour cream for a different topping flavor.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:6 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.