Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Kids will love this French toast sandwich made with a melted cheese and mild ham filling.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 8 slices (1/2 inch thick) Italian bread
- 8 slices (1/2 ounce each) Swiss cheese
- 6 ounces thinly sliced deli ham or turkey or combination of both
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
In Small Batter Bowl, combine eggs and milk; whisk until smooth using Stainless Whisk. Pour egg mixture into shallow bowl. Dip one side of 4 bread slices in egg mixture. Place bread, egg side down, on Large Grooved Cutting Board.
For each sandwich, place 1 cheese slice on bread. Top with 1 1/2 ounces ham and additional cheese slice. Dip one side of remaining bread slices in egg mixture; top sandwiches, egg side up.
Melt butter in (12-in.) Skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown, turning with Nylon Turner. To serve, sprinkle sandwiches with powdered sugar using Flour/Sugar Shaker, if desired. Serve with strawberry preserves for dipping.
- 4 sandwiches
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 430, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 9 g, Cholesterol 170 mg, Carbohydrate 48 g, Protein 23 g, Sodium 850 mg, Fiber 1 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
3 starch, 2 meat, 1 fat (3 carb)
The Monte Cristo is a diner classic. Although the sandwich is usually grilled or fried in butter, some restaurants batter and deep-fry it. Grilled or deep-fried, a Monte Cristo sandwich is not complete unless it is served with preserves, jam or jelly.
American cheese can be substitued for the Swiss cheese, if desired.
The Square (11-in.) Griddle can also be used to grill these these sandwiches.