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monte cristo sandwiches

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

Turkey, ham, cheese , egg bread,marmalade.....

(1 rating)
yield 2 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For monte cristo sandwiches

  • 2 Tbsp
    honey mustard
  • 8 slice
    egg bread or white
  • 4 oz
    sliced turkey breast, left over , cooked or deli style
  • 4 slice
    swiss cheese
  • 4 oz
    smoked sliced deli ham
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    cream or milk
  • pinch
    each of nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • powdered sugar, for garnish
  • orange marmalade, strawberry or raspberry jam or flavored yogurt or cranberry sauce---you choose

How To Make monte cristo sandwiches

  • 1
    Spread mustard over 1 side of each slice of bread, Divide meats and cheese equally on 4 slices of bread. Top each with remaining bread slices, pressing gently together. Combine eggs, milk, spices, sugar and vanilla in a shallow dish or pie tin. Spray skillet with non stick oil and add 1 Tablespoon butter heating to medium Carefully dip both sides of sandwich briefly in egg mixture, letting excess drip back into dish ( I know this seems messy - but the results are fantastic), fry one sandwich at a time turning to brown on top and bottom. Transfer to a greased or foil lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sandwich, adding butter to skillet as needed. Bake sandwiches 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted at 450^ oven. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally; sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with preserves, or flavored yogurt. --- Note: This is especially good using the ingredients of a BLTC and dipping and frying in this same batter.