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Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly's Ham and Cheese French Toast

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Carla and Clinton team up to bring you this breakfast staple with a new twist.
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
5
cost
$
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On "Good Morning America," Clinton and Carla challenged Michael and Daphne to a cook-off....and lost. Here's the same recipe, but this time presented in a winning manner.
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ingredients
  • 10 slices Brioche (1 inch thick)
  • 1 lb Cheddar Cheese (sliced)
  • 1 lb Ham (sliced thick)
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme Leaves (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Tarragon (chopped)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lb Arugula
  • 2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Fried Egg per Sandwich1/4 cup milk 
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
     
    Heat a pan or griddle to medium heat. 
  • 2
    10 slices Brioche (1 inch thick)
    Cut a pocket in the center of each slice of brioche. Set aside.
  • 3
    1 lb Cheddar Cheese (sliced)
    1 lb Ham (sliced thick)
    1/2 tsp Thyme Leaves (chopped)
    1/2 tsp Tarragon (chopped)
    Cayenne Pepper
    In a bowl mix the ham and cheddar with chopped herbs. Stuff the bread with the ham and cheese mixture.
  • 4
    4 Eggs
    1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
    Salt and Pepper (to taste)
    1/4 cup milk
    Place the eggs in a baking dish or high-sided plate and whisk in the mustard, milk, cayenne, salt and pepper. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture.
  • 5
    2 tablespoons butter
    Spread the butter over the griddle. Place the sandwiches on the griddle and brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side or until the cheese has melted and sandwich is hot in the center.
  • 6
    1 Fried Egg per Sandwich
    Remove the sandwiches to a platter and top each with a fried egg. Serve with the salad.
  • 7
    1/2 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
    1 Granny Smith Apple (thinly sliced)
    1/2 lb Arugula
    2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
    3 tablespoon Olive Oil
    Salt and Pepper
    To make the salad, combine the onion, apple and arugula in a large bowl. Dress the salad with the olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
 
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