Jam-on-Ham Sandwich

Menu Part: 
Sandwich/Wrap
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
16

Sourdough French toast houses a delicious combination of ham, Swiss cheese and a relish of caramelized onions and apples. GREY POUPON Country Dijon Mustard keeps the relish in the savory domain with its great balance of coarse-grain mustard, white wine and spices.

Ingredients

Caramelized Apples and Onions
2-2/3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 qt. yellow onions, julienne cut
1 qt. apples, peeled, julienne cut
1 cup GREY POUPON Country Dijon Mustard

French Toast
16 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup ground cinnamon
32 slices sourdough bread, sliced

Sandwich Assembly
32 slices ham
16 slices Swiss cheese

Steps

Caramelized Apples & Onions:
Heat saute pan on medium heat. Add butter; cook until melted. Stir in onions; cook until they start to wilt. Add apples; cook until apples are tender and onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in mustard.

French Toast:
Whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon until blended. Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to evenly moisten both sides of each slice. Add to skillet; cook until golden brown on both sides, turning once.

For each serving:
Top 1 French Toast slice with 2 ham slices, 2 Tbsp. Caramelized Apples & Onions, and 1 cheese slice. Broil until cheese is melted. Cover with second French Toast slice.

Additional Tips

Additional Tips

For best results, use Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji or Jonagold apples.

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