Heather Sharpe discovers the simple but delicious invention that is french toast melted cheese toasties.
By Heather Sharpe
This morning I discovered a wonderful invention: french toast melted cheese toasties. The perfect breakfast or snack before a busy day. It’s got a hit of protein from the eggs, dairy from the cheese and if you use wholemeal bread – complex carbohydrates to keep you energised for a fair while. we also served it with some spinach and baked beans, which gave us some extra vitamins. Seriously: it was GOOD.
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp cream or milk
- 4 slices of good quality bread
- a pinch of ground nutmeg
- salt and pepper
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4 large slices of cheese (preferably something strong like gruyere)
- 1 tsp of chopped sage leaves
- Whisk the eggs, salt pepper, nutmeg and cream together in a baking dish big enough to fit all the slices of bread in at the same time.
- Place the bread in, soak on one side for 1 minute, then turn over and soak for a further minute.
- Heat a non-stick pan to a medium heat with the olive oil.
- Fry the slices of French toast in the pan on one side golden brown.
- When you flip the french toast place the cheese on the golden brown, cooked sides of each of the slices.
- Cook the under-side until golden brown.
- Sprinkle the sage over the top of the cheese, then make two sandwiches with the bread, putting the cheese in the middle.
- Lower the heat slightly and continue to cook, flipping occasionally until the cheese melts.
- Serve immediately with sides of your choice.