Ham and Cheese French Toast

Ham and Cheese French Toast

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Take the French toast recipe up a notch by including a tasty ham and cheese filling. This warm snack can be enjoyed for breakfast, or enjoy it as a warming lunch, perhaps alongside some tomato soup.


  • 8 thick slices day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard (optional)
  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) thinly sliced or shaved ham
  • 6 1/4 oz (180g) thinly sliced cheddar, emmental, gruyere, provolone or Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz (60g) chopped butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Put mustard on one side of each bread slice, if using.
  2. Add the ham and cheese and close to make sandwiches.
  3. Whisk the milk with the eggs.
  4. Grind in some salt and black pepper.
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over a medium heat.
  6. Add half the butter and a tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Dip the sandwiches, 1 at a time, into the egg mixture, turning to coat.
  8. Let any excess egg mixture drip off.
  9. Cook, in batches, for 3 minutes per side, or until crispy and golden brown, adding in the rest of the butter and oil as you go.