Cheesy French toast with ham & grilled vine tomatoes

Cheesy French toast with ham & grilled vine tomatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This twist on the classic croque-monsieur is much easier to prepare for a large crowd

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
439
protein
29g
carbs
26g
fat
25g
saturates
10g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
3.7g

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 140g Gruyère, grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • knob of butter
  • 1 large baguette, thickly sliced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • olive oil, for grilling
  • 250g sliced ham - about 25 slices (James used Serrano)
  • watercress, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the grill to high. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese and chives. Melt the butter in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat. Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture, then place them in the pan. Cook for 3-5 mins on each side, or until golden and crisp, then keep warm in a low oven if you need to.
  2. Place the vine tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until they start to soften and blister. On a large platter, pile up the cheesy French bread, grilled tomatoes, sliced ham and a pile of watercress, and let everyone dig in.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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bibimoe's picture

Serve with smoked bacon & new fried potatoes . Makes a great quick meal

caroline1967's picture
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Really like this recipe and have made as a brunch on a number of occasions.

abigal's picture

sorry the wrong comment fro wrong recipe ^^ :D

abigal's picture

I really like this recipe! but just wondering what i could serve it with any suggestion? :D

dianaahenry's picture

I think this is lovely with crunchy bacon instead of the ham, certainly a favourite of my children!

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