French Toast Sandwich w/Bacon & Cheese
8 Slices of Bread (your choice)
4 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
8 slices Cheddar Cheese
16 slices Cooked Bacon, (your choice)
2 Whole Eggs
½ Cup Milk
½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
½ Tsp. Sugar
Lay the bread out to start the sandwich assembly. Take the syrup and pour ½ tbsp. on each slice of bread and spread evenly. Next cover each slice of bread with a slice of cheese. Arrange 4 slices of bacon on 4 of the bread slices. Place a bread slice without bacon on top of the bacon covered slice to form a sandwich and set aside. In a flat bottom dish combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar with a whisk or fork until well incorporated. Now take a sandwich and carefully dip the bottom side slice of bread into the egg mixture. Do not submerge completely but turn over and repeat with other side of sandwich. You want just the bread dipped in egg mixture. Place the dipped sandwich on a pre-heated 375 degree flat grill-plate to cook. Repeat dipping and cooking with the other sandwiches. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. When done, cut each sandwich diagonally and place on a serving platter. Dust with powdered sugar (optional) and serve.
Note: I prefer to use a cottage or potato bread for these sandwiches if I can't get my first choice. That is a loaf of whole country bread from Panera. I slice it myself a little thicker than your usual sliced bread.
Note: You can change out the cheese for one of your favorites. Also, warm cooked sausage patties to cover the size of the bread would be a good substitute for the bacon.
Note: Cook the bacon in your oven on a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Lay the slices out on the paper and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Time will vary because of oven and bacon thickness. Remove the a paper towel lined plate when done. Blot top of bacon with another paper towel.
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