Pesto French Toast with Ham

There’s just so many things you can do with a sandwich press. And with bread. And pesto. Together, they are magic. I’m a huge fan of sweet french toast with banana or apple cooked into it, but my partner prefers savoury so I whipped this one up as a test.

Also. I’m not a huge fan of cleaning so I use the sandwich press often, with its delightful non-stick easy-clean surface.

Here’s my recipe for a gluten and dairy free savoury french toast with pesto, ham and avocado.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of bread (I am using burgen gluten free white bread)
  • 1 x egg
  • 1/3 cup milk (I am using almond milk)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of pesto
  • 50 grams fresh ham off the bone, roughly chopped or torn into small pieces

 

Pesto French Toast

Pesto French Toast – Soak it in the mixture until it can take no more!

 

Method

  • Preheat sandwich press
  • Whisk egg, milk and pesto until mixed
  • Soak bread, 1 piece at a time, rotating until soaked
  • Carefully place into sandwich press
  • Top with remaining mixture
  • Break pieces of freshly cut ham off the bone and place on the top
  • Lower lid of sandwich press and cook for 3 – 5 minutes depending on the size of your bread

 

Pesto French Toast

Pesto French Toast

 

 

Pesto French Toast

Pesto French Toast – Seal the bottom while covering the top with the remaining mixture

Pesto French Toast

Pesto French Toast – Topped with roughly torn pieces of ham off the bone

 

Serving & Substitute Suggestions

  • With chilli salsa
  • With avocado
  • With smoked salmon instead of ham
  • With smoked salmon, camembert cheese and fresh basil leaves
  • With a scoop of hummus
  • With guacamole

 

Pesto French Toast

Pesto French Toast

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