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Cheddar-and-Tomato-Stuffed French Toast

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 1 1/2-inch slices challah or white bread
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Cheddar
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 374
  • fat 24 g
  • satfat 13 g
  • protein 17 g
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 266 mg
  • sodium 878 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut each bread slice about 3/4 of the way through lengthwise, creating two connected slices. Spread 1/2 Tbsp. mustard on one interior cut side of each slice. Arrange cheese, tearing into smaller pieces if necessary, and a few slices of tomato inside each pocket of bread.

  2. In a large, shallow baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add stuffed bread slices to egg mixture and let stand for 2 minutes. Flip and let stand 1 minute longer.

  3. While bread is soaking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add stuffed bread slices and cook until bread is golden and cheese has melted, 5 to 7 minutes per side, reducing heat if toast is browning too quickly.

Also appeared in: All You, April, 2013;