What is brunch? Who invented it? Was it an extra meal between breakfast and lunch? Or was it a two-in-one meal for people who didn’t have time to eat but had to have a filling meal before starting their day?
Of the many dishes you could enjoy for brunch, sandwiches are one of the easiest things to make. It’s fuss-free, to be honest. Grab anything from the fridge and put it between two slices of bread, and you have a good meal. However, more work goes into making a mash-up of a sandwich and French toast.
Fans of French toast might want to try different ways to improve their batter through the years. You can explore many ways to make it. This recipe is one of them.
- 4 slices of ham (any kind)
- 4 different types of cheese (you can use Swiss cheese, grated parmesan, grated Colby jack cheese, and mozzarella)
- 4 slices of bread (thick cuts of sourdough bread)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp of Kewpie mayonnaise
- Unsalted butter
- Corn flakes
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Four Cheese & Ham French Toast
- Preparing ingredients: Gather all your ingredients so you save time and don’t run around to get them.
2. Making the batter: In this batter, mix in your eggs, milk, mayo, crushed cornflakes, and drops of vanilla extract.
3. Layering cheese: Layer up all your cheese and ham into your sandwich.
4. Soaking up batter: Transfer the batter to a deep dish big enough to fit your sandwich. Let both sides soak up some batter.
5. Pressing the sandwich: Press the sandwich gently to help absorb more batter.
6. Toast the sandwich: Heat your grill pan and toast up your sandwich for gorgeous grill marks. It takes two to four minutes, frying over low heat, to get deep marks on each side of the bread. Doing so also gives you enough time for all your cheese to melt.
7. Adding butter: Add your butter on that final flip to get the buttery, aromatic exterior.
8. Patience: For better-looking marks, don’t be in a rush to flip! You may also use a panini press to get equally beautiful patterns on both sides.
9. Cutting the toast: Slice your sandwich.
- You need fantastic bread. Otherwise, it could affect your French toast. One of the best bread types to use is brioche bread. You need bread with a soft interior; press into it, and it will bounce back after a while. Bread with a soft interior allows for excellent absorption of your batter. However, you can also use classic regular store-bought loaf bread. It will still work out great, although it might break throughout the process.
- Using stale bread is perfect. Soaking stale bread into your batter allows for a custardy center. If you don’t have time to wait for your bread to get stale, you can use any bread lying around the house. Gently press the center part as you soak/dip both sides.
- Milk is also helpful.
- Add mayonnaise to your batter. Mayonnaise helps make your eggs fluffy. Likewise, adding mayo to cake recipes boosts moisture levels.
- Use a few drops of vanilla as a final touch.
- Get your ratios down.