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Cheesy French toast with ham & grilled vine tomatoes

Cheesy French toast with ham & grilled vine tomatoes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

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

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal439
fat25g
saturates10g
carbs26g
sugars3g
fibre2g
protein29g
salt3.7g
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Ingredients

  • 5 eggs , beaten
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 140g gruyère , grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • knob of butter
  • 1large 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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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