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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- 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
- Place the mayo and dijon mustard into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, add the eggs, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper, Whisk until well combined.
- 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.
- Add some butter to a pan over medium heat. Once it’s melted, drizzle some olive oil in.
- Dip each side of the sandwich into the egg mixture.
- 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.
- Serve and enjoy your Monte Cristo sandwich.