Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

If you haven't had a Monte Cristo Sandwich, you are not alone. I don't think many people have experienced this diner classic. It sounds a little odd at first, but it is oh so good! The key to a good Monte Cristo is good quality ingredients. It combines two of my favorite comfort foods, grilled cheese and French toast! It is warm and melty, sweet and savory. I serve these with a side of fruit and call it dinner. I dare you to eat just one!

Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Good Sourdough or French bread, sliced
sliced Swiss cheese
good sliced ham
powdered sugar
strawberry jam (or something comparable)

Place ham and Swiss cheese between 2 slices of bread. Whisk together an egg and a couple tablespoons of milk. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease with 1 tablespoon of butter. Soak each side of the sandwich in the egg mixture and place in the hot pan. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with jam for dipping or spread on top.
*Note: you can obviously make as many sandwiches as you have bread, ham, and cheese for. One egg mixture will be enough for about 3 sandwiches.

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