Ham, Cranberry & Camembert French Toasts

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Recipe: #35668

September 13, 2020

Categories: French Toast

"I found this recipe from Eggs Australia. I can't wait to use Christmas leftovers for this."

Original is 40 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (31.1 g)
  • Calories 67.4
  • Total Fat - 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.4 mg
  • Sodium - 185.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 3.9 g
  • Calcium - 35.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 120°C fan forced. Whisk the eggs, milk, parmesan, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish.

Step 2

Spread one side of half the bread slices with cranberry jelly and top with then ham and camembert. Spread remaining bread with mustard and sandwich halves together.

Step 3

Grease a large non-stick frying pan with butter and melt over medium heat. Dip the 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture for about 15 seconds each side.

Step 4

Add the dipped sandwiches to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown. Transfer to an oven tray in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and sandwiches.

Step 5

Slice French toast in half and serve with extra mustard and cornichons if desired.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose a sourdough bread with a good texture and flavor to ensure your French toasts are delicious.
  • If you don't have leftover Christmas ham, you can substitute it with cooked bacon or prosciutto.

  • Instead of sourdough bread, use whole wheat bread. This substitution will provide more dietary fiber, which can help to promote better digestion and gut health.
  • Instead of butter, use olive oil. This substitution will reduce the saturated fat content of the dish, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Ham, Brie & Cranberry French Toasts Prepare the French toasts as per the original recipe, but replace the camembert with brie and omit the mustard. Serve with extra cranberry jelly and cornichons if desired.

Mashed Potatoes: Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs perfectly with the Ham, Cranberry & Camembert French Toasts. The creamy texture of the mashed potatoes complements the crunchy texture of the french toasts, while the mild flavor of the potatoes allows the flavors of the french toasts to shine.

Sauteed Green Beans: Sauteed green beans are a great side dish to pair with the Ham, Cranberry & Camembert French Toasts. The bright green color of the beans adds a vibrant contrast to the dish, while the crunchy texture and mild flavor of the beans provide a nice balance to the creamy mashed potatoes and the savory french toasts.


Q: What type of bread should I use for this recipe?

A: This recipe calls for 500 grams of sourdough bread, sliced into 8 pieces. You can use any type of bread you prefer, however the texture and flavor of the dish may be altered.

Q: How long should I cook this dish?

A: The cooking time for this dish will depend on the type of ingredients used and the heat of your oven. Generally speaking, it should take about 20-25 minutes to cook.

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Fun facts:

The French toast has been around since the 17th century. It was originally called ‘pain perdu’ which translates to ‘lost bread’ as it was a way of using up stale bread.

The French toast is also known as the 'Eggs Benjamin' after the American President, Benjamin Harrison, who was known to enjoy the dish.