There are ham sandwiches. Then, there are ham/french toast/grilled cheese SANDWICHES. Huh? Is this breakfast or lunch? Simple, it's both. Introducing, the Monte Cristo. As far as sandwiches are concerned, this is a favourite. Sweet and savoury, this hits all the marks as far as my palette is concerned.
I'm officially in love. Can you be in love with a sandwich? Meh, at least J seems to share my enthusiasm. It's no wonder we found each other. We are a match made in sandwich heaven. Score.
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp milk
4 slices whole wheat bread
4 slices deli ham
4 slices deli turkey
2 slices swiss cheese
1 tsp honey
1 tsp mustard
powdered sugar for dusting
In a shallow pie plate whisk together egg, egg whites and milk. Set aside.
In separate bowl mix together honey and mustard.
To assemble: spread 1 tsp of mustard mixture onto a slice of bread. Top with 2 slices of turkey, 2 slices of ham, 1 slice cheese and second piece of bread. Transfer sandwich to egg mixture and coat both sides. In a non-stick pan coated lightly with cooking spray, transfer sandwich. Cook for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Flip and cook on other side for 3 minutes.
Remove from pan. Top with powdered sugar and serve with strawberry preserves. Repeat for second sandwich.
yields: 2 sandwiches