Chili-Cheese French Toast

(4 servings)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 8 slices French or other Challah bread -- cut diagonally to about 1/3 inch thick
  • 1/3 pound jack cheese -- shredded
  • 1 4-ounce can of diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups salsa
In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together. Dip 4 slices of bread into egg mixture -- coating both sides of each slice.

Arrange slices evenly on a lightly greased baking sheet. Top bread evenly with cheese, then add green chilies and cilantro.

Dip remaining slices in egg mixture, coating both sides. Top cheese-covered bread with plain slices to form 4 sandwiches.

Bake in 400-degree oven until they reach a golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. With side spatula, turn over and continue baking until they are puffed and evenly browned, about 10 minutes longer.

Cut each sandwhich in half crosswise. Serve with salsa.

Not your grandmother's French Toast. Great for lunch or dinner too!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank susan for this recipe.

Recipe number 1025. Submitted 7/2/2003.