Friday, July 16, 2010

French Toast Sandwich

The dilemma of figuring out what to put in the kids' lunch boxes has now turned into what to feed them while they are enjoying their short winter break.

Pancakes are great and all but there's only so much the kids could handle before they start loathing the stuff. Solution - French toast! And to make it a bit more exciting - French toast sandwich!

It's easier to cook than ye old griddle cakes but is by no means less tasty. Although the one I made for this blog is ham & cheese this should not limit you from trying other combinations be it savoury or sweet (peanut butter, nuttela & banana anyone?!?!?!?!)

Essential to my French toast is good sliced white bread. Yes, I said white! it has to be thick enough to handle being soaked in the egg mixture. The other important ingredient is butter. Yes, butter! Full fat yummy butter!

Ham & Cheese French Toast

2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Ham slices
Cheese slices
4 slices of white bread
Salt (optional)
Real butter

1. In a large bowl beat the eggs and milk together. Season with salt (if you like).
2 Prepare your ham & cheese sandwiches as per usual. Add whatever sauces/seasonings you prefer.
3 . Soak your sandwiches in the egg mixture making sure all sides are well coated.
4. Heat up a large pan using low to medium heat. Melt the butter (enough to cover the pan) and wait for it to bubble.
5. Fry your soaked ham & cheese sandwiches in the butter. You probably need 5 minutes on each side or until the cheese starts to ooze.
6. Slice your French toast sandwiches in half and serve hot for breakfast (or any time of the day!).


diyowel said...

for a really decadent french toast, i dip mine in granulated sugar straight from the pan and sprinkle it with cocoa and powdered sugar! Then i go to the dentist....

The Beancounter said...

decadent indeed diyowel... grabe sugar on sugar at more sugar pa rin... i assume 'yong cocoa mo is sweetened din!

christine said...

French toast is also perfect for weekend mornings. I use nuttela along with ham and cheese. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

ziggy said...

definitely going to make this. i don't know if i'm right but when i was in high school, we would usually make new york toasts(?) where you wet the loaf in eggs, slap a slice of cheese on it, and press it around a hotdog like making a waffle and deep fry it. same as this. but this, this will be breakfast very soon.

The Beancounter said...

Thanks for dropping by Christine! No worries, i'll look into adding Foodista... most probably this weekend when I have more time!

The Beancounter said...

Ziggy, didn't know there's another name for it...thanks!

joven said...

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The Beancounter said...

thanks for dropping by joven!

Christine said...

If you have questions in adding the foodista widget, just email me directly at

Hope to read more of your blog posts. I love the photos of your french toasts.

The Beancounter said...

Christine, thanks!

I didn't get the chance to do it last weekend.. i'll make time to do it this coming!

Aiye said...

It looks very easy to do and delicious, but not to be eaten everyday though!

brooke said...

Sound devine french toast and ham&cheese.


The Beancounter said...

@Aiye - definitely not everyday...;)

@Brooke - thanks for dropping by!