Monte Cristo Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

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

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

3

servings

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.
Makes 3 servings (2 sandwiches and 1/4 cup syrup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 850
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 265mg;
  • Sodium 1360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 132g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 42g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.