Spicy Monte Cristo Sandwich

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READY IN: 21mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 1
    tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 12
    teaspoon dried basil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 8
    slices whole wheat bread (about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 8
    slices provolone cheese (thin slices )
  • 4
    ounces sliced smoked turkey or 4 ounces ham
  • 12
    cup pickled hot pepper rings or 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, drained and cut into strips
  • 1
    tablespoon butter (more if needed)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a shallow dish whisk the eggs with Dijon mustard, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Place 4 slices of bread on a flat work surface, then place 1 slice of cheese on top of each slice of bread.
  • Top evenly with smoked turkey slices or ham, then remaining cheese slices.
  • Top with remaining bread slices.
  • Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture turning to coat soaking the bread well.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, then brush with a thin layer of butter.
  • Cook the sandwiches in batches turning once for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned and the cheese is melted (brushing the pan with more butter between batches).
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