Mozzarella “French Toast”

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grilled mozzarella sandwich

I got the idea for a mozzarella French toast sandwich on the cooking channel. When I watched the episode, I immediately knew I would have to make my own version.

Whole-wheat bread is filled with fresh Mozzarella, dipped in batter, then fried in olive oil until golden and the cheese is melted. So good! I use white whole-wheat bread for this because it comes out prettier than regular whole-wheat – it gets as golden as white bread, but you still get more protein and fiber compared with white bread. Fresh mozzarella is a must – you could use string cheese, but it won’t taste the same.

Makes 1 sandwich

Total time: 10 minutes

2 tablespoons white whole-wheat flour
1 large egg
2 tablespoons reduced-fat milk
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 slices white whole-wheat bread, crust removed
1 ounce fresh part-skim Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
Olive oil cooking spray (about 1 teaspoon oil)

1. Place flour in a shallow bowl. You’ll end up using about half of it, but you need it all to properly coat the bread.

2. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

3. Place mozzarella slices inside sandwich. Dip both sides of sandwich in flour, using your hands to coat well, then in egg mixture.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Spray with olive oil spray. Lift sandwich from egg mixture, shaking off the excess. Fry 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and cheese is melted.

Calories 367.9
Total Fat 14.3 g
Saturated Fat 4.6 g
Cholesterol 110.2 mg
Sodium 432.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41.0 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Protein 19.9 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9 points

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