French-toasted cheese sandwiches

    French-toasted cheese sandwiches

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    35min


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    These luscious fried sandwiches make a splendid snack with a glass of wine.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 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
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

    Variation

    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.

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    Reviews (2)

    Lorry.fran
    0

    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

    JulieMauermanMcCuiston
    0

    Nice change from the typical grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for sharing! - 04 May 2013

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