I know I’ve said this before but, I just love cooking a great dish that “really” makes me feel like a kid again. We got the whole shaBANG here people!! Oooey gooey Gruyere running through all that sweet honey ham and turkey while biting into that perfectly cooked fried egg as the creamy yolk is dripping down your fingertips( folks and knives are optional)?? THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!! I also added a little sweet twist by coating and toasting some sliced almonds with a little cinnamon and brown sugar for that extra little sweet kick. This is like a French toast/Monte Cristo SMACK DOWN!! You’re not really sure who comes out the winner but, DAMN you’re gonna love trying to figure it out!!!
8 slices of Texas toast
12 slices honey ham
12 slices honey turkey
8 slices or 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
8 eggs ( 4 for French toast batter and 4 for topping)
1/4 cup light cream
1 1/2 tablespoons of “Apple pie spice” ( cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)
2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
In a small bowl, add melted butter, almonds, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix till incorporated. Lay coated almonds on a baking sheet topped with wax paper and pop into the oven at 325 for 5-6 mins till almonds are just a tiny bit browned. Remove from oven and set aside still laying on the baking sheet.
French toast/Croque Madame
Whisk eggs, cream and apple spice until combined. Take 2 slices of Texas toast and layer 1 pieces or 1/8 shredded of Gruyere first then 3 slices of honey turkey, 3 slices of honey ham and top with another slice of Gruyere. Add the top layer of Texas toast and dip both sides into French toast batter then, dip both sides again into coated almonds. Repeat for the rest. Using a non stick baking sheet, lay all sandwiches on sheet and bake at 350 7-8 mins flipping in between to brown the bottom. Remove and top with a sunny side or fried egg while sprinkling some salt and pepper on top of egg and serve.
Cooking time: 18 mins
Serves 4 peeps.