Giant Ham & Cheese Toast Swirl

You can never go wrong with a ham and cheese sandwich – it's easy to make, tastes great, and fills you up. But have you ever thought about making a giant toasted version? Yes, it actually can be done! Now you can take your plain sandwich to a whole new level.

You'll Need:

For the ham & cheese toast roll:

  • 20 slices of white bread
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup mustard
  • 15 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 10 slices of ham

For the egg mixture:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the béchamel sauce:

  • ¼ stick butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1⅔ cups milk
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste

Extra:

  • 9-inch springform pan

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and remove the crusts from the slices of bread.

2. Arrange 4 slices of bread so that they overlap, "glue" the pieces together with a whisked egg white, and flatten the row of bread with a rolling pin.

3. Brush mustard over the row of bread.

4. Top the bread row with 3 slices of Swiss cheese and 2 slices of ham.

5. Cut the row in half lengthwise so that you have 2 bread strips.

6. Repeat Steps #2-5 with the rest of the ingredients so that you have 10 bread strips in the end. Roll up the first bread strip.

7. Roll up the first bread strip in the second bread strip, and continue rolling until you have 10 layers.

8. Place the ham & cheese swirl in the springform cake pan.

9. Whisk together the ingredients for the egg mixture and pour it over the ham & cheese swirl. Let the liquid seep into the bread, put the pan in the oven, and cook for 45 minutes.

10. Meanwhile, prepare the béchamel sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add the flour, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Stir in the milk, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and let simmer. Add the shredded cheese and stir until completely melted.

11. After cooking for 45 minutes, pour the béchamel sauce over the ham & cheese toast swirl, sprinkle ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese on top, and grill on high for another 5 minutes. Garnish the finished dish with fresh parsley.

You can find the recipe for the Breakfast Toast Casserole featured in the bonus video here.

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