Ham-and-cheese-stuffed French toast
Number of Servings: 6 | Start to Finish: 25 min
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 pound cooked, shaved brown-sugar-cured ham
12 very thin slices Swiss cheese (about 6 ounces)
12 thin slices firm-textured white bread
1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
Sifted powdered sugar
1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half or light cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until well mixed. Pour into a shallow pan or dish. Set aside.
2. For each sandwich, tuck a generous amount of ham between two slices of cheese; place between two slices of the white bread.
3. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture. Cook on a hot, buttered griddle or in a buttered nonstick skillet until golden, turning once.
4. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and arrange on six plates. Garnish with almonds and sifted powdered sugar. Pass maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 461 cal., 23 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 127 mg chol., 760 mg sodium, 43 g carb., 1 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 23 g pro.
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