French toast rolls: a quick, cheesy and delicious dish!

Total time: 15 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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It’s not exactly clear where French Toast originated, but historians were able to trace a recipe for a similar dish, called pan dulcis, back to 4th-century Rome. It’s said that it was popularized as ‘French toast’ when French immigrants brought pain perdu to America. These days, almost every region has its own version of French toast, and it can be sweet or savory. In this recipe, we take it a step further by creating French Toast Rolls. It’s a little bit of a combination of Monte Cristo, a French croque monsieur, and a classic French Toast. Slices of bread are flattened, topped with ham and cheese, dipped in the egg mixture, and fried until crispy. Breakfast will become your new favorite meal of the day!

How to Make French Toast Rolls

These French Toast Rolls are quick and easy to make. Cut the crusts of the bread slices and flatten them with a rolling pin.

Top with ham and cheese and roll up tightly.

Make the egg custard by whisking together milk with eggs, and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Soak the rolls in the egg mixture. Fry the bread in a bit of oil, in a pan over medium heat, until golden and crispy.



To prevent sogginess, you must soak the bread long enough just until the slices are coated with the egg mixture.

It’s important to cook over medium heat, and not over high heat. This will make sure that the edges become crispy, without burning.

For a cheesy crust, sprinkle a bit of grated parmesan or pecorino cheese on the dipped bread crusts before frying.

To make the custard dip without eggs, you can whisk together ½ cup milk, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon.

Besides ham and cheese, you can also make other variations:

  • Bacon and cheddar
  • Cream cheese and caramelized onion
  • Spinach and feta
  • Cream cheese and smoked salmon

How to Store French Toast Rolls

You can store the French Toast Rolls in the fridge, and then reheat them in the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes.

You can also freeze the rolls. Simply wrap the cooked and cooled rolls in parchment paper, then add another layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Can I Make French Toast Rolls in the Airfryer?

The French Toast Rolls can also be made in the Airfryer. Place the dipped bread in the Airfryer basket, and cook for 6 minutes at 350°F, turning halfway.

What To Serve with French Toast Rolls

Serve the French Toast Rolls with a hollandaise sauce, mustard, or ketchup.

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2 eggs
100ml (1/2 cup)
Vegetable Oil


Place a piece of toast on the cutting board and roll it out to make it thinner.

Place a piece of ham on top of the bread, then top with cheese slices.

Roll up the bread tightly.

In a shallow bowl, mix the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.

Dip the bread rolls in the egg mixture making sure that it’s completely covered.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Place the dipped roll into the oil.

Fry until the rolls are golden brown on all sides.


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