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Monte Cristo Sandwich

This delicious, savory and sweet Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe combines Gruyere cheese, ham and mustard with the sandwich dipped in an egg and milk mixture and grilled then dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam.

The Monte Cristo Sandwich: basically a delicious ham-and-cheese French toast sandwich served with a side of red raspberry jam. Delicious!

Here’s a conversation we have in our household at least once per week:

Me: What should we do for lunch?

Husband: Sandwiches?

Me: Ummm…..

Husband: Sushi?

Me: Fine. Sandwiches.

He is a sandwich FIEND. Probably 90% of the time when I ask him what he wants to eat it is either sandwiches or sushi, and because sushi only sounds good to me once every few weeks, sandwiches usually win out.

Let’s talk about breakfast sandwiches.

I know that usually when you think of a “breakfast” sandwich you think of eggs, bacon, and cheese on an English Muffin type thing, right? Well, I’m not really a fan of that. I like my breakfast foods separate, thank you very much.

What I DO like for breakfast is a toasty warm Monte Cristo sandwich. Awwww yeah.

The Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe: basically a delicious ham-and-cheese French toast sandwich served with a side of red raspberry jam. Delicious!

Seriously, you guys, what’s not to love? It’s like French toast stuffed with a perfect ham + cheese + fancy mustard sandwich, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a side of jam.

If you’ve never had a Monte Cristo with jam before you’re probably making a weird face at your screen right now and wondering what the heck I’m talking about.

Trust me when I say that the Monte Cristo is the perfect execution of sweet + savory and is the highest form of breakfast sandwich.

The Monte Cristo Sandwich: basically a delicious ham-and-cheese French toast sandwich served with a side of red raspberry jam. Delicious!

This Monte Cristo recipe is perfect for lazy brunches.

Heck, you could even eat it for lunch, too.

It’s like French Toast and Grilled Cheese sandwiches had a baby and that baby was delicious.

Okay, that sounded weird, but just trust me on this.

Go make this Monte Cristo sandwich with jam, you are going to love it!

Here’s the Recipe!

Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

This delicious, savory and sweet Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe combines Gruyere cheese, ham and mustard with the sandwich dipped in an egg and milk mixture and grilled then dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam.
4.3 from 8 votes
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Course: Burgers and Sandwiches
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 1184kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese - shredded
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 2 teaspoons stone ground or dijon mustard
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Powdered sugar and raspberry jam for serving

Instructions

  • Lay a slice of bread on a cutting board and top with one quarter (1 ½ ounces) of the shredded cheese. Place half of the ham (3 ounces) on top of the cheese and smear with 1 teaspoon of mustard. Top with another quarter of the cheese, then a second piece of bread. Repeat with remaining bread, cheese, meat, and mustard to form a second sandwich.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Mix the beaten eggs, milk, and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Use both hands to pick up a completed sandwich and dip both sides into the egg mixture.
  • Add the soaked sandwich to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and repeat the dipping and grilling process with the second sandwich. Slice each sandwich on the diagonal. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a side of jam.
Nutrition Facts
Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
1184
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
63
g
97
%
Saturated Fat
 
34
g
213
%
Trans Fat
 
2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
23
g
Cholesterol
 
388
mg
129
%
Sodium
 
2032
mg
88
%
Carbohydrates
 
103
g
34
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
69
g
77
%
Protein
 
52
g
104
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

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