California Avocado Monte Cristo

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Delicious! Bread, dipped in egg, with slices of avocado, made like a grilled cheese sandwich. I got this recipe somewhere on the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together eggs, milk, and salt.
  2. Reserve.
  3. Mix mayonnaise with garlic.
  4. Spread 1/2 tablespoon on one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Cover 4 slices of bread with avocado slices; top each with 2 slices chicken or turkey (if using) and 1 slice of cheese.
  6. Cover each with remaining slice of bread, spread side down.
  7. Diagonally cut each in half; reserve.
  8. In a large frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  9. Meanwhile, dip 4 sandwich halves in egg, coating well.
  10. Brown in hot butter, about 2 minutes per side.
  11. Repeat with remaining sandwich halves.
  12. Serve each sandwich with 1/4 cup salsa.
  13. Garnish with cilantro sprig.
Most Helpful

4 5

We loved this sandwich! We used cooked turkey, and omitted the salsa. My DH also brought out the powdered sugar used in the traditional Monte Cristos. Thanks, Sharon123! Made for Aussie/New Zealand Swap #18.

5 5

Loved this, didn't do the fruit thing because I wanted a faster prep. meal. This is just that, and different+tasty besides. Gonna make this again really soon.

4 5

I haven't made this yet but my family has, using sliced chicken, They are are avacado growers and say it was a great way to diversify use of their avacados, and always appreciate that! The only change they would make is not to do a standard monte cristo dipped in eggs and would lightly butter outside of each slice of bread and cook like grilled cheese sandwiches. I'm sure they are great both ways!