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Monte Cristo Sandwich

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This Monte Cristo Sandwich is a quick and easy meal that will leave your tastebuds wanting more! Soft bread filled with delicious meats and cheeses, dipped in an egg/milk mixture, then cooked to a golden brown. This “French Toast” sandwich is one of my family’s very favorite dinners!

We usually have breakfast for dinner once a week – Easy German Pancakes RecipeChocolate Chip WafflesHam and Cheese Quiche, etc. Not only are these meals super tasty, they are also easy to make and don’t take a lot of time. This Monte Cristo Sandwich just might be my favorite breakfast food… EVER!

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The Best Monte Cristo Sandwich

I didn’t discover the delicious taste of a Monte Cristo Sandwich until I had been married for about 5 years and I saw Rachel Ray make one – where had this been my whole life?! And should I blame my parents for this? I think I should.  Simple, crispy, warm deliciousness- these sandwiches are so tasty! And making them is as easy as making french toast, but you build a yummy sandwich out of the dipped bread -it is SO GOOD!

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The last step Rachel showed was to dip your sandwich into maple syrup, or drizzle it over the top. This sounded so weird that it almost didn’t happen in my home- maple syrup on a grilled sandwich??? I gave it a shot anyway and oh.my.goodness. This was actually SO GOOD!

And then there’s the Disneyland Monte Cristo that introduced me to the idea of raspberry jam on the side – another delicious way to add EVEN MORE flavor to this already amazing dish!

Here is the simple recipe –

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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Monte Cristo Sandwich

This Monte Cristo Sandwich is a quick and easy meal that will leave your tastebuds wanting more! Soft bread filled with delicious meats and cheeses, dipped in an egg/milk mixture, then cooked to a golden brown. This "French Toast" sandwich is one of my family's very favorite dinners!
Course Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine French
Keyword breakfast, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • raspberry jam optional

Instructions

  1. Heat griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat eggs with milk, nutmeg and pepper.
  3. Turn 2 slices bread in batter, then add to griddle or pan.
  4. Flip bread after it browns, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Top bread slices with mustard. Add cheese, bacon, ham, then turkey.
  6. Cover with another piece of browned bread to make sandwich.
  7. Keep flipping and browning like you would french toast until meat is heated and cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and and drizzle syrup over the top or serve with a side of syrup for dipping.

Recipe Notes

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.

Enjoy!

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The recipe was originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2009

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