|Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe
3 slices bread (thin slices are
for pan frying and thick slices or french bread slices work great for
butter (lots of it!)
1 slice of ham
1 slice of turkey (some may prefer
of chicken )
2 slices Swiss cheese
1/3 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
Jelly or Syrup
*Mustard and mayonnaise (for the
breakfast version, you may want to leave this out!)
For each sandwich use 3 slices of bread. Butter one side
first, then cover with a slice of ham and a slice of turkey or chicken.
both sides of the second slice of bread (*here's where you can
spread a little mustard and/or mayonnaise, if not making for
Place on top of turkey or ham slice and top with 2 thin slices of
Butter third slice for top; press sandwich lightly and trim crusts. Cut
into halves diagonally and secure with toothpicks.
Beat eggs with milk and salt. Dip sandwich halves into
mixture and fry on a hot skillet or griddle in butter or margarine.
sides, adding more butter when necessary. If deep frying is
be sure to have the oil at least 400 degrees, and use a deep pan or
then fry until browned and crisp. Remove toothpicks before serving.
a dusting of confectioner's sugar on top. For the breakfast version,
a bit of your favorite jelly or syrup, if you like! This is a recipe
one great Monte Cristo... if making more than one, just do the math!
**Some other versions are deep-fried , so it's "puffed-up"
the way the Boulder Dam Hotel chefs make it, thus making it look like
"bomb" that Reid referred to!