Grilled Ham and Cheese French Toast For A Quick Weeknight Dinner

Ingredients

1/2 cup buttermilk
2 egg whites or 1 large egg
8 ounces sliced lean ham or turkey ham
3 deli style dill pickles, each sliced lengthwise into thin slices
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Heart Right Light

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together buttermilk and egg whites. Set aside.
3
Spread mustard on one side of each slice of bread. Top 4 slices with 1 slice of cheese. Arrange ham on top of cheese. Add to each 3-4 thin slices of pickle. Top with remaining bread slices, mustard side down.
4
Melt 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Dip 2 sandwiches into buttermilk mixture; carefully flip and dip other side. Don’t soak the sandwiches in this mixture. Just lightly dip and remove sandwiches, allowing excess buttermilk mixture to drip back into dish.
5
Add sandwiches to pan; cover and cook 3-5 minutes. Uncover, flip sandwiches, press top down with a spatula, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden and cheese is melted. Remove sandwiches, place on a baking sheet and keep warm in oven.
6
Repeat steps 4 and 5 with remaining 2 sandwiches.
7
Slice each sandwich in half and serve with a fork and knife.

 



About

We just love this quick to prepare dinner. It’s not at all like a typical grilled ham and cheese. It’s very tasty with thin slices of dill pickle and mustard added, plus dipped into a buttermilk and egg batter before grilling. A French toast of sorts. It’s skinny due to using a fiber rich whole wheat bread, reduced-fat cheese, ham without nitrites and grilling in reduced-fat butter. One sandwich has 11 grams of fiber! Serve with a salad or cup of mixed berries. This sandwich is fantastic!

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 9
Skinny Facts: for one sandwich
367 calories, 10g fat, 33g protein, 11g fiber, 39g carbs, 1329mg sodium, 7g sugar

Fat Facts: for one sandwich
685 calories, 32g fat, 38g protein, 57g carbs, 4g fiber, 1949mg sodium, 9g sugar

Yield:

4 sandwiches

Added:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:58am

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