Monte Cristo Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

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!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

12
slices French bread, 1/2 inch thick
1/4
lb shaved or very thinly sliced cooked ham
3
slices (3/4 oz each) Gruyère or Swiss cheese, cut in half
3
eggs
1/2
cup milk
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
Powdered sugar, if desired
3/4
cup strawberry syrup
  • 1 Top 6 slices of the bread evenly with ham and cheese, folding to fit. Top with remaining bread slices.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat eggs, milk and granulated sugar with fork or wire whisk until well mixed; pour into shallow bowl.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
850
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
265mg
265%;
Sodium
1360mg
1360%;
Total Carbohydrate
132g
132%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
42g
42%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
9
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.