Saturday, January 9, 2010

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Day 9.
Someone had to be the first to think that the humble potato would make good food. They tried it. It was good. And now we all eat potatoes. The same goes for this sandwich. Swiss cheese, ham, turkey, mustard, JELLY? POWDERED SUGAR?

This sandwich is supposed to be deep fried in a thick batter, but I've removed that layer and prepared it in the "French toast" method instead.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches
serves 4

  • 8 thick slices of white bread
  • Dijon mustard
  • 4 deli ham slices
  • 4 deli turkey slices
  • 4 half-slices of Baby Swiss
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • strawberry jam
  • confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
How it's Done:
  1. Preheat your griddle to medium-high. Add butter and let it melt.
  2. Meanwhile, assemble your sandwiches. Spread a very thin layer of Dijon mustard on each piece of bread. Place a piece of ham, then Swiss, then turkey, and close the sandwich.
  3. Beat the eggs with the milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Secure each sandwich with a skewer and dip into the egg mixture, coating well. Move to skillet and remove skewer.
  5. Fry on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  6. Spread strawberry jam on the top piece of bread. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

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