Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich


Makes 4 servings


2 tablespoons honey mustard, divided
12 thin slices white or egg bread, divided
4 ounces sliced deli turkey breast
8 thin slices (4 ounces) Swiss cheese, divided
4 ounces smoked sliced deli ham, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Powdered sugar
Strawberry or raspberry preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. To assemble 3-decker sandwich, spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard over 1 side of each of 3 bread slices. Place 1/4 of turkey and 1 cheese slice over mustard on 1 bread slice. Top with second bread slice, mustard side up.
  3. Place 1/4 of ham and 1 cheese slice on top of bread. Top with remaining bread slice, mustard side down, pressing gently together. Repeat with remaining mustard, bread, turkey, cheese and ham to make 4 sandwiches.
  4. Combine eggs, milk and nutmeg in shallow dish or pie plate.
  5. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of each sandwich briefly in egg mixture, letting excess drip back into dish.
  6. Fry 1 sandwich at a time in skillet 4 minutes or until browned, turning halfway through cooking. Transfer sandwiches to greased or foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sandwiches, adding butter to skillet as needed.
  7. Bake sandwiches 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally; sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with preserves.

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