French-toasted fruit sandwiches

Yield: 3 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Plus 2 teaspoons sugar; divided
1 tablespoon (rounded) Fruit-Fresh-available at most supermarkets
1 \N Piece; (2-inch) vanilla bean
6 \N Thin slices large french bread
⅓ cup Butter; softened
2 cups Fresh strawberries; sliced *see note
2 \N Eggs
½ cup Milk
1 dash Salt
\N \N Butter or margarine
\N \N Confectioners' sugar

In a small bowl, combine one cup of the sugar with Fruit-Fresh and vanilla bean; stir to mix and set aside. (Any leftover mixture may be kept in tightly sealed jar for other uses. Spread both sides of bread with softened butter. Top three slices with equally divided fruit slices, crushing slightly with fork. Sprinkle each with about one tablespoon prepared Fruit-Fresh mixture and top with remaining three slices buttered bread, pressing together firmly. In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and remaining two teaspoons sugar; beat until well mixed. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture until thoroughly coated. Brown slowly in butter or margarine in a large skillet. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm. Makes three sandwiches. Note: instead of strawberries, you can use bananas, pears, nectarines or peaches.

This recipe comes from the Detroit Free Press Cookbook-Best Loved Recipes (1984) ISBN 0-9605692-2-7

Recipe by: Detroit Free Press Cookbook-Best Loved Recipes Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 536 by PLK1028<PLK1028@...> on Jan 15, 1998

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