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French Toast Monte Cristo Sandwiches

This sweet and savory dish combines crispy French toast and a ham and cheese sandwich, making it an irresistible meal any time.

Serves 4
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
448 calories per serving


> 1 1/4 cups reduced-fat milk
> 2 large egg yolks
> 2 tbsp light brown sugar
> 1/2 tsp cinnamon
> 1 tbsp canola oil
> 8 slices hearty white sandwich bread
> 1/4 lb thinly sliced reduced-sodium ham
> 8 slices light Swiss cheese


Arrange oven rack 6 inches from broiler heat source. Heat broiler on high. Place a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
In a wide shallow baking dish, whisk together the milk, egg yolks, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the oil on medium. In batches, dip some of the bread slices into the milk mixture until just soaked but not falling apart. Letting excess milk drip back into dish, transfer bread slices to skillet. Cook 2–3 min. per side, until browned. Transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bread and milk mixture.
Divide the ham among French toast slices. Top each with 1 slice Swiss. Broil until cheese melts and browns slightly. Season with pepper.


Serve with syrup for a sweeter treat!

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