Jun 272016

Last week I was searching for sandwiches to see if I could find one I had never tried before. I kept seeing “Monte Cristo” and so I wanted to try one. I had the one I wanted to try, but because I am who I am,  I kept searching and then I found one here. It uses turkey along with ham.

Monte Cristo (I adapted it)
2 slices bread
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 slices cooked ham (I used thick sliced Boar’s Head ham from the deli)
2 slices cooked turkey (I used left over crock pot turkey breast)
1 slice Swiss cheese (I used Gruyer)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

Spread bread with mayonnaise and mustard.
Alternate ham, Swiss and turkey slices on bread.
Beat egg and milk in a small bowl.
Coat the sandwich with the egg and milk mixture.
Heat a greased skillet over medium heat, brown the sandwich on both sides.
Serve hot.


Half one

This was so good! The bread was nice and crispy and the flavors of the turkey, ham and melted cheese was amazing. I normally don’t use so much meat, but sometimes you just want a sandwich that’s thick and meaty. Today was one of those days. I only ate half of the sandwich because it was so filling. I’ll eat the other half tomorrow for lunch. The next time I’ll make it with thin slices from the deli and see which one I like the most.

Try it, you’ll like it!

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  9 Responses to “Monte Cristo Sandwich”

  1. Happy Monday, Vicki! This does look and sound very yummy! I used to enjoy Monte Cristo sandwiches at the dining hall in college.

  2. Oh wow! That looks awesome. I’m bookmarking this for when I have leftover chicken or turkey.

  3. That sounds like a very nice variation on Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame sandwiches. Why not have BOTH ham and turkey on the same sandwich? I don’t think the French version has mayo, but why not mayo?

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. I remember eating Monte Cristos growing up–usually at a restaurant on the Oregon Coast because my parents liked them. I think that version had both ham and turkey but also a sprinkling of powdered sugar and was served with jam which my mom liked but at the time I thought was crazy. (I wasn’t a sweet/savory ‘mixer’ growing up! ) 😉 Too fun!

    Thanks for sharing a fun classic at Souper Sundays! 😉

  5. I have saved recipes for making one, though never tried, not even in a restaurant. My brother recently sent me a recipe as well, raving about how good they are. I really must get on it.

  6. This does look good. I must confess I alway like to have tomato and lettuce in my sandwich.

  7. That’s some sandwich! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  8. I am going to try this. i like all the stuff that is in a Monte Cristo but I always thought it had to be deep-fat fried. This method sounds really good without all that fat/grease. Thanks Vicki.

  9. I’ve only had a Monte Cristo once in my life and it was huge. As you said, you’d need to save the other half for another meal! I’m glad you posted this recipe.

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