Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday: Divine Monte Cristo Sandwich with Rapsberry jam along with Carrots sticks and dip

If you have ever been to Bennigans' Restaurant and tried their Fried Monte Cristo sandwich, I am sure you left there satisfied, but overly full and "greased out!" At Bennigans they have a deep fried monte cristo sandwich, it is to die for! However, the grease is too much!

Here is a great recipe for a monte cristo sandwich from It is not deep fried, just fried in the skillet the same you would cook french toast. I know you may look at some of the ingredients and think- what? Raspberry jam, mayonnaise, mustard and powdered sugar?!? Yuck! Trust me on this one, just try it! It really goes together great!

Here is what you need for a family of 4:

8 slices of bread, mayonnaise, mustard, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 8 slices of cooked ham, 8 slices of cooked turkey, 4 slices of swiss cheese, raspberry jelly & powdered sugar

Step 1:
Add mayo and mustard to one side of your bread

Step 2:
Whisk your 4 eggs and 1 cup of milk together (I have great helpers!)

Step 3:
Assemble your sandwiches. Each sandwich gets: 2 slices of bread, 1 slice of swiss cheese, 2 pieces of ham and 2 pieces of turkey (* Pictured are 3 separate sandwiches stacked on top of each other)

Step 4:
Dip the entire sandwich in the egg mixture (just like you would french toast!) and cook in a greased skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides.

Step 5: Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a side of raspberry jam to dip your sandwich in- so tasty! Then add some carrot sticks and dip!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think about the Monte Cristo Sandwich. Are you going to try it? Have you tried it in the past?


MommaHughes said...

Yes please!!!

learningtobefrugal said...

We had a great Monte Cristo while on vacation in Vermont several years ago that was served with a side of maple syrup - it was wonderful. We'll have to try your recipe. Thanks!