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Monte Cristo Sandwich

A Monte Cristo sandwich is incredibly easy to make. I enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The combination of French toast, ham, and cheese makes the perfect meal at any time of the day. Give them a try and let us know what you think. 

The original recipe calls for Swiss cheese and ham. I like the Edam cheese and turkey breast because it gives the sandwich more of a zip. You can use white or brown bread. I always combine the butter with olive oil as it raises the burning temperature of the butter and gives the sandwich a nice crisp texture. Frying the Monte Cristo over medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side is just about perfect. 
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Monte Cristo Sandwich
Recipe Type: Brunch
Cuisine: French
Author: David Hood
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Serves: 2
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs of milk
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp of mayo
  • 1/4 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 2 slices of turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 cups of Edam or Swiss cheese
  1. Place the mayo and dijon mustard into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the eggs, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper, Whisk until well combined.
  3. Spread the mayo/dijon mixture over 4 slices of bread. Add the cheese, ham, turkey, followed by another layer of cheese. Then, place the top layer of bread on.
  4. Add some butter to a pan over medium heat. Once it’s melted, drizzle some olive oil in.
  5. Dip each side of the sandwich into the egg mixture.
  6. Place the sandwich into the pan and fry it, pressing down occasionally, for about 2 minutes on each side or until it’s golden brown.
  7. Serve and enjoy your Monte Cristo sandwich.

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