Monte Cristo Sandwich (Ham and Cheese French Toast)

recipe by:
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  • 2 slices white sandwich/challah bread
  • 2 slices Hamilton’s Smokehouse Smoked Ham deli slices
  • 2 slices gouda cheese
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 sprig thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter, for cooking
Monte Cristo Sandwich  (Ham and Cheese French Toast)
  • Place two slices of bread on cutting board.
  • Remove bread crusts to create a perfect square.
  • Spread mustard onto on each slice of bread.
  • Place 1 slice of cheddar cheese on half of the bread and 1 slice gouda cheese on the other.
  • Top cheese with 2 slices Hamilton’s Smokehouse Smoked Ham, close sandwich and set aside.
  • Whisk together the egg, milk, smoked paprika, thyme leaves and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, dredge pressed sandwich in the egg mixture, coating all sides. Immediately move sandwich to the skillet.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side until sandwich is browned. Also, upend the sandwich to cook on the ends for about 15 seconds per side. Sandwich is done cooking when it is a dark golden brown and cheese is completely melted.
  • Cut sandwich in half and serve immediately with a dollop of guava preserve, fruits or a sprinkle of powdered sugar and serve with a hot cup of black coffee.
  • (Serving: 1 sandwich.)
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