French Toast – Ham, Cheddar & Orange Marmalade

Inspired from a snack of crackers, cheddar, and orange marmalade spread with cream cheese I found in a Perth Vending machine. These flavors were perfection.

You could bake this instead of frying, and top with a few toasted almonds. Good for brunch. Serve with fresh fruit or green goddess salad.

Servings: 6 people

8 slices French bread or Italian bread
1/4 cup orange marmalade
4 slices Canadian bacon
8 slices Sargento® Deli Style Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese
3 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Confectioners’ sugar, optional
Additional orange marmalade

Spread four slices of bread with marmalade. Top each with one slice bacon and two slices cheese. Top with remaining bread, pressing lightly. Combine eggs, orange juice and brown sugar in a shallow dish. Dip sandwiches into egg mixture; turn and let stand 30 seconds or until mixture soaks in. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches and cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if desired. Serve with additional marmalade.

Preparation Tips: Feel free to substitute your favorite breakfast meat for the Canadian bacon. Thinly sliced fully cooked ham and cooked bacon strips are both delicious options. After dipping each sandwich, be sure to saute the sandwiches on each side to assure that the egg batter is fully cooked. You may substitute 3/4 cup egg substitute for the three eggs if desired. SARGENTO Deli Style Sliced Cheeses come in a variety of flavors. American, Colby, Sharp Cheddar, Aged Swiss and more can be used to prepare delicious toasted cheese sandwiches. If you are cutting calories, try SARGENTO’S Light Deli Style Sliced Cheeses, including mozzarella, provolone and Swiss.

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