Monte Cristo Sandwich

I saw this recipe on Rachel Ray and I had never heard of a Monte Cristo Sandwich- where had I been?

This is just like making french toast, but you build a yummy sandwich out of it! These things are delish!
8 slices bacon
4 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup warm milk
1/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
8 thick cut slices whole-grain soft bread
1/2 cup brown mustard
1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
1 pound sliced ham
1 pound sliced turkey breast
1 1/2 cups maple syrup
Heat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium high heat. Cook bacon and remove to paper towels to drain, 5 minutes. Drain off fat. Reheat griddle over medium heat. Make sandwiches in 2 batches.
Beat eggs with ham, milk, nutmeg and pepper.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to the griddle or pan and melt.
Turn 4 slices bread in batter, then add to griddle or pan. Turn 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 turning and browning like you would french toast until meat is heated and cheese is melted.
Heat syrup in microwave safe container for 30 seconds. Drizzle syrup over sandwiches at the table, or use for dipping your sandwich into.
The last step almost didn’t happen in my family- maple syrup on a grilled sandwich?
It totally sounds weird, but it actually tastes so yummy!
The recipe was originally featured on Somewhat Simple in July 2009
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About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. Yum!
    Monte Cristos are my new favorite sandwich. If I ever see them on a menu I have to order one.

  2. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says:

    This looks delicious! I’d love to try it sometime.

  3. “Beat eggs with ham, milk, nutmeg, and pepper”? With the ham?


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