Apple-Gruyere French Toast With Red Onion

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A rich cross between grilled cheese and French toast, invented as another fried food to celebrate Hanukah. From the New York Times, Dec 4, 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut a pocket in each bread slice through the bottom crust, parallel to the cut surfaces. Do not cut through the top crust. Stuff each with half the cheese and a few onion slices.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour into a wide, shallow dish. Place stuffed bread into custard. Turn over after about 2 minutes, then let stand until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Place half the apples in a single layer and cook 1 minute. Place the stuffed, soaked bread on the apples and cover with the remaining apple slices. Cook 1 minute.
  4. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 5 minutes. Uncover pan, increase heat back to medium, and cook until bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully turn bread over and cook until golden, 3-5 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was very good. Bird made this for me, but julienned the apples for a nicer presentation. This is a sweet sandwich, and for this reason, I felt regular white or whole wheat bread would have been better that Challah. Also, the onions were a little strong, so next time I would saute them first before adding them to the sandwich. Thank you for the opportunity to try a tasty and unique sandwich. ~Buddha

2Bleu December 05, 2009