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monte cristo sandwich

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

The bread on this easy to make delectable ham, turkey and Swiss Cheese sandwich is dunked in an egg mixture and the whole thing is pan fried to golden perfection.

yield 2 sandwiches
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For monte cristo sandwich

  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    milk (preferably whole or 2%)
  • 4 slice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 4 slice
  • 4 slice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered sugar (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    strawberry jam (optional)

How To Make monte cristo sandwich

  • 1
    In a wide bowl whisk your eggs and milk together.
  • 2
    Spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on 2 slices of bread and a 1 tablespoon mustard on the other 2 slices of bread. Now place one piece of Swiss Cheese on each slice of bread. Then layer each mayonnaise slice with 2 slices ham and 2 slices turkey. Bring the pieces of the bread together to form 2 full sandwiches. Using a cutting board gently compress the sandwich a bit.
  • 3
    Now melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture; turning to coat both sides. Add the sandwich to the hot skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides. Cover the pan with a loose piece of aluminum foil to make sure the cheese melts and any egg mixture cooks through.
  • 4
    If desired sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a side of strawberry or raspberry jam.