I love the combination of fruit and cheese, and when you make a sandwich out of it with french toast it becomes a wonderful breakfast treat. The more traditional version of this sandwich uses cream cheese instead of deli cheese, but I tried that version and thought this would be even better with some swiss or provologne. I think I was right, as my second try I used baby swiss and the slight nuttiness of the cheese made for a heartier (and tastier imo) sandwich.
For extra sweet decadent goodness, serve this with maple syrup or strawberry compote! I just used a little powdered sugar and that was good too.
I’m not a fan of soggy french toast, which is why I added a little flour in with the egg mixture, it helps prevent that. Also be sure to make sure to cook it well until its golden brown.
This recipe makes enough egg mix for two or three sandwiches depending on what kind of bread you use/how thoroughly you like to soak it. If you use texas toast (like I did) then it will probably only be enough for 2 sandwiches.
strawberry french toast grilled cheese
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||12 minutes|
|Total time||22 minutes|
- 4-6 slices bread
- 2-3 deli slices mild cheese (swiss, provologne, havarti, mozzarella)
- 2/3-1 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- butter to grease pan
|1.||Whisk together the eggs, flour, sugar and milk.|
|2.||Make 2-3 sandwiches of the bread, strawberries, and cheese.|
|3.||Preheat a pan over medium; add butter.|
|4.||Set a sandwich in the egg mixture for about 15-30 seconds, then use a spatula to flip it over and soak the other side too. Cook the sandwich in the preheated pan about 3 minutes per side until golden brown, carefully turning so that the strawberries don't fall out. Repeat with other sandwich(es).|