Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Last night, Stephen and I decided to try a new type of sandwich for dinner. I found this recipe for Monte Cristo sandwiches on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I've never seen one of these sandwiches in real life, so I was surprised when it was semi-french toast like. I've never made french toast but this sandwich was so easy to make - I'm ready to make french toast this weekend now ;)

Makes 2 Sandwiches
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 4 slices of white bread
- Yellow mustard
- Mayonnaise
- Thick sliced baked ham (we used Boar's Head honey maple glazed ham from the Publix deli - we got it sliced thick and I used one piece (cut in half) per sandwich)
- Gruyere cheese
- Butter
Optional toppings: powdered sugar, honey, preserves, etc.

Most of the ingredients don't have specific amounts because every person is different. The amounts used in the original recipe were a little too much for us. Tailor this recipe to yourself.

1. Beat eggs in a shallow dish (make sure it's large enough to fit a sandwich inside). Throw a little salt and pepper in the dish and set aside.

2. Assemble the sandwiches with mustard, mayonnaise, ham and cheese (I heated up the ham in the skillet before assembling the sandwich just to make sure it was hot).

3. Melt some butter in a skillet. 

4. Coat each sandwich in the egg and place in the skillet. Cook the sandwiches 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned, eggs are cooked and cheese has melted.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to give this a try, I love Monte Cristo sandwiches-I haven't had one in years.