These luscious fried sandwiches make a splendid snack with a glass of wine.
FOR THE SANDWICHES
20 g butter
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
Pinch of black pepper
8 slices white sandwich bread
90 g Swiss or Cheddar cheese, sliced
90 g mozzarella cheese, sliced
Extra butter, for frying
FOR THE EGG COATING
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Directions Preparation:15min › Cook:15min › Extra time:5min › Ready in:35min
To prepare the sandwiches, melt the butter over medium heat in a medium frying pan. Add the mushrooms, onion and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.
For each sandwich, layer a slice of bread, a slice of Swiss or Cheddar cheese, some of the mushroom-onion mixture, a slice of mozzarella cheese and another slice of bread.
To prepare the egg coating, whisk the eggs, milk and salt together in a shallow bowl. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture to coat on both sides.
Wipe out the frying pan; melt a little more butter in it and swirl to cover the base. Add two sandwiches and brown on one side over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes. Add a little more butter and turn the sandwiches over to brown the second side. Keep warm while you cook the remaining two sandwiches in the same way.
CREAM CHEESE SANDWICHES • Follow the same method as for the French-toasted cheese sandwiches, replacing the sandwich ingredients with 1/3 cup cream cheese, 1/4 cup finely shredded carrot, 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts and 8 slices raisin bread. • Place the cream cheese, carrot and walnuts in a small bowl and combine well. Spread half of the raisin bread slices with the cream cheese mixture. Top the filling with the remaining slices of bread. • Whisk together the ingredients for the egg coating, dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture to coat on both sides, and fry as for the French-toasted cheese sandwiches.
This was beautiful! My family loved it to the point I have a few more to make up to give them. A real keeper and something that will be made many times. I added the Parmesan as suggested too. Thank you for sharing delicious! Sorry I posted to the wrong recipe as I was talking about the Focaccia in the Bread Machine recipe. - 12 May 2014