I didn’t discover the delicious taste of a Monte Cristo Sandwich until just a few years ago- where had I been?!?! Simple, crispy, warm deliciousness- these sandwiches are tasty! Making them is as easy as making french toast, but you build a yummy sandwich out of the dipped bread- YUM!
Monte Cristo Sandwich
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup warm milk
- a pinch of ground nutmeg
- a pinch of ground black pepper
- 8 thick cut slices of bread
- 1/2 cup brown mustard
- 1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- 1 pound sliced ham
- 1 pound sliced turkey breast
- 1 1/2 cups maple syrup, warm
- powdered sugar, optional
- nonstick cooking spray
These directions are for 1 sandwich at a time. If you have a big griddle, you can cook all 8 pieces of bread to make 4 sandwiches at once.
- Heat griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Beat eggs with milk, nutmeg and pepper.
- Turn 2 slices bread in batter, then add to griddle or pan.
- Flip bread after it browns, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Top bread slices with mustard. Add cheese, bacon, ham, then turkey.
- Cover with another piece of browned bread to make sandwich.
- Keep flipping and browning like you would french toast until meat is heated and cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and and drizzle syrup over the top or serve with a side of syrup for dipping.
The last step almost didn’t happen in my family- maple syrup on a grilled sandwich??? It sounds weird, but it actually tastes so yummy!
The recipe was originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2009