|Monte Cristo Sandwich|
Today, I had a really strong craving for a monte cristo sandwich. If you’ve never had one, a monte cristo sandwich is a ham, turkey, and swiss sandwich, dipped in an egg batter, sometimes fried, sometimes grilled, and then topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and dipped in jam. Sort of like a french toast sandwich.
The Blue Bayou in Disneyland makes a monte cristo that everyone raves about. It’s dipped in batter and deep fried. It’s too much for me. I prefer the grilled version.
Aside from my mom, who made these when I was a kid, my friend Hannah makes the best grilled monte cristo I’ve ever had. I searched this evening for a recipe that I thought would come close to Hannah’s sandwich– and this one really came through for me. Delicious.
Here is the recipe (from allrecipes):
4 slices bread
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
4 slices cooked ham
4 slices cooked turkey meat
2 slices Swiss cheese
1 cup milk
1.Spread bread with mayonnaise and mustard. Alternate ham, Swiss and turkey slices on bread.
2.Beat egg and milk in a small bowl. Coat the sandwich with the egg and milk mixture. Heat a buttered griddle or skillet over medium heat, brown the sandwich on both sides. Serve hot.