Apple-Gruyere French Toast With Red Onion

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

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.

Top Review by 2Bleu

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

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.

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