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    Monte Cristo Sandwich

    Monte Cristo Sandwich. Photo by Buddy's Kitchen

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    35 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    A great brunch item! One of my husbands favorite filling, baked, french toast style, sandwiches filled with cheese, ham, turkey & mustard. Raspberry preserves is a must for him. Could be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a LESSER FAT Monte Cristo recipe being baked and not fried full of flavor! I also like to buy the low salt cold cuts or use fresh baked turkey leftovers sliced thin.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 8 slices bread (I use challah)
    • 4 teaspoons honey dijon mustard
    • 8 slices thin deli sliced swiss cheese
    • 8 slices thin deli ham
    • 8 slices thin deli sliced turkey (I like smoked)
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons milk (low fat to try to keep it low in fat!)
    • powdered sugar, for dusting
    • raspberry preserves, for dipping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 425°F.
    2. 2
      Lightly butter a baking sheet pan. I use the spray.
    3. 3
      Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on each slice of bread.
    4. 4
      Layer between mustard sides of two slices of bread, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham, 2 slices turkey, and another slice of cheese.
    5. 5
      Repeat to make four sandwiches. Whisk eggs, flour, butter, salt and pepper in a shallow dish until smooth.
    6. 6
      Blend in milk.
    7. 7
      DIP both sides of sandwiches into egg mixture until bread is lightly soaked.
    8. 8
      Place on baking sheet; drizzle any remaining egg mixture over top of sandwiches.
    9. 9
      Bake 8-10 minutes until bottom is golden brown.
    10. 10
      Turn with wide spatula and continue baking 8-10 minutes or until second side is golden brown.
    11. 11
      Serve warm dusted with powdered sugar and dip or spread raspberry preserves on sandwiches.
    12. 12
      Garnish with fresh raspberries.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 17, 2011

      55

      A friend just asked me how to make a Monte Cristo, and I said I have a great baked recipe. I looked this up and realized I never reviewed it. I did pass the recipe on to her with a link and hope she makes it. It was delicious.

      So my review. I love challah bread for this. Whole wheat for me, just doesn't work well. I loved the mustard, I used a a honey mustard which was really good. And definitely the jam. The raspberry jam is key and powdered sugar. That makes the dish. I used a roasted turkey and baked ham from the deli, so good meats really play an important roll. And I used baby swiss, it is just so sweet and mild.

      Turned out perfect and wouldn't change a thing. I lined mine baking sheet with parchment and nothing stuck. It was easy and wonderful. I cut mine in quarters and served it family style with a big salad with dried fruit and a citrus dressing and a creamy potato/leek soup for dinner.

      thx for a great classic!

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    • on August 14, 2011

      55

      Delicious! Baking the Monte Cristo instead of frying was great, it came out golden brown and crisp on the outside. I made the honey dijon by combining honey and mustard.

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    • on January 11, 2011

      55

      I made this today and it was my first time eating a Monte Cristo. It was very good. I didn't have any raspberry preserves, so I dipped it in boysenberry syrup. I don't normally like sweet/savory combinations or things like bacon dipped in syrup, but it was very good. Will definitely make again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Monte Cristo Sandwich

    Serving Size: 1 (265 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 535.6
     
    Calories from Fat 259
    48%
    Total Fat 28.8 g
    44%
    Saturated Fat 15.1 g
    75%
    Cholesterol 231.6 mg
    77%
    Sodium 1321.0 mg
    55%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.1 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 3.0 g
    12%
    Protein 33.6 g
    67%

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    honey dijon mustard

    turkey

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