French Toasted Grilled Cheese

French Toasted Grilled Cheese

Makes two sandwiches



4 slices of a large, Italian loaf of bread

4 thin slices of smoked Gouda cheese

2 thin slices of white sharp cheddar cheese

2 slices of tomato

3 eggs

3 tbls milk

Salt & pepper

Butter or cooking spray



In a shallow dish (I use a pie pan), crack the three eggs and add the milk.  Whisk with a fork until combined.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Dredge the bread slices in the egg mixture, allowing each side of the bread to sit in the egg for a minute or so. 


Grease a griddle or large skillet with butter or cooking spray and heat the pan or griddle to about medium heat.  Once the pan is warm, add the bread slices.  You may need to do this in stages depending on the size of your pan.  Toast the bread until it is lightly browned on one side, then flip.  


Once the other side is lightly browned, assemble the sandwiches.  Place two slices of Gouda, one slice of cheddar, and one slice of tomato on one slice of toasted bread and top with another slice.  If you were able to cook all four slices, repeat to make your second sandwich.  Continue to cook the sandwiches, flipping occasionally until the bread is a deep golden brown and the cheese has melted. 


Remove the sandwiches from the pan and cut in half.  Serve alongside some salad greens.