Since it is literally a "French Toast" sandwich I have often seen it served with maple syrup for dunking. It is great that way but this recipe suggested no sauces or condiments. Very boring without something else to jazz it up.
Similar to a Monte Cristo, a croque monsieur is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in egg batter then cooked in a skillet. This version is like a savory stuffed French toast. Keep the finished ones warm in a 200° oven while cooking the others.
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- Calories: 293
- Calories from fat: 30%
- Fat: 9.8g
- Saturated fat: 5.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 22.3g
- Carbohydrate: 27.9g
- Fiber: 1.3g
- Cholesterol: 40mg
- Iron: 1.6mg
- Sodium: 649mg
- Calcium: 475mg
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices French bread
- 4 teaspoons honey mustard
- 6 ounces reduced-fat deli ham, thinly sliced
- 4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup fat-free milk
- 3 large egg whites
- Cooking spray
- Cut a slit in each bread slice to form a pocket. Spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard into each bread pocket. Divide ham and cheese evenly among bread pockets.
- Combine milk and egg whites in a shallow bowl, stirring with a whisk. Dip sandwiches, 1 at a time, in milk mixture, turning to coat.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 2 sandwiches; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches.
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