Monte Cristo

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.

Monte Cristo

1 egg
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

strawberry preserves
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


  1. Merci beaucoup for your lovely French inspired links. Cheers


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