Thanksgiving Monte Cristos for Two

Barbara Oseland


Another way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving! Another great way to do a Monte is with leftover chicken from the grill, honey dijon mustard and cheddar cheese. Either way, a great treat!

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20 Min
25 Min


1/3 lb
leftover turkey, chicken or fresh turkey or chicken
1 Tbsp
olive oil
course salt and fresh ground black pepper, if turkey is already seasoned, you may not need this
1 large
1 Tbsp
1/8 tsp
1/8 tsp
2 Tbsp
jellied cranberry sauce or honey dijon mustard
4 slice
whole grain bread or wheat bread
1/2 c
fresh baby spinach leaves
ripe pear sliced thin or apple
4 slice
swiss cheese, provolone or cheddar
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar for dusting

How to Make Thanksgiving Monte Cristos for Two


  • 1If using leftover meat, measure and go to step 2. If using fresh turkey or chicken, slice turkey or chicken in half horizontally, creating thin cutlets. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a skillet over med high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and sauté for 5 min or until no longer pink in center. Remove and reserve on plate.
  • 2In shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon together until blended. Spread cranberry sauce or mustard on one side of each slice of bread and place sauce side up on work surface. Layer 2 slices with a piece of cheese, spinach, pear or apple, turkey or chicken and another piece of cheese, Top with remaining slice of bread, sauce side down. Gently press together. You should now have 2 sandwiches.
  • 3Heat remaining oil in the skillet over med high heat and use a wide spatula to carefully dip each sandwich into the egg mix, coating both sides. You can help it along with a brush if you would like to or if you feel that you need more egg mixture, double up on the milk, eggs, nutmeg and cinnamon as well. Place in hot skillet. Saute turning once in about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and cut sandwich on an angle. Arrange the sandwiches on a plate and dust with 1 tbsp of powdered sugar each. If you wish, you can have extra sauce on the side for dipping or spreading onto sandwich.

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