Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches

My post originally appeared on The Daily Meal on April 17, 2011.

Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches

French toast. Enough said, right? Aside from doing something crazy like smothering it in chocolate sauce (hmmmm….) what could possibly make French toast any better?

I came upon this recipe and decided I had to try it. With almonds as breading and creamy cheese and jam stuffed between two slices of the bread, this definitely sounded like a treat — and it was! This recipe is great for a special breakfast or brunch, and you can use your favorite jam or marmalade (or whatever you have in the fridge).

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Note: The original recipe called for a combination of cream cheese and sour cream. I used mascarpone cheese instead. I think the next time I make it I’ll try the cream cheese-sour cream-mixture for an even sweeter taste.

Good Idea:  These sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time and stored in freezer bags in the freezer for up to about a month. Then all you have to do to impress someone is pull them out of the freezer and bake.

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 Recipe for Crunchy French Toast Sandwiches:

Makes 4 sandwiches