Put as much ham and cheese on one of the bread slices as you like, sprinkle with salt, pepper and basil, and top with the other slice. The photo shows 2 servings.
Make the egg mixture.
Cut the sandwich into easy to eat pieces, and dip each piece into the egg mixture.
Pan fry the sandwiches in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
Garnish and serve.
Story Behind this Recipe
There's a variation of the Croque Monsieur in Canada called a Monte Cristo. I tried making it.
A croque monsieur is topped with bechamel sauce but this isn't, so it's easy. It's best to cut these before dipping in the egg mixture. I used turkey ham, but you can use the ham or bacon of your choice.