Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monte Cristo Sandwiches


With a new package of delicious black forest ham alongside the swiss cheese in my fridge, I had the brilliant idea to make Monte Cristo sandwich for a different take on dinner. It was a good idea, let me tell you. Traditionally, the Monte Cristo is a ham and swiss sandwich dipped in egg batter and fried. I knew I wanted to avoid the frying and take the grilling route. It was DElish and super easy! Your whole family will love you for serving this sandwich--for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


Monte Cristo Sandwiches
serves 2 

4 slices whole wheat bread (or other variety)
2 slices Swiss cheese 
10 thin slices (~ 4 oz) black forest ham
2 large eggs
1/4 cups skim milk 
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
Syrup, strawberry or raspberry jam, Thousand Island Dressing or other dip of choice

Hit a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium low heat. Layer the ham and cheese inside two slices of bread. In a separate shallow bowl, beat 2 eggs and then beat in milk and cinnamon. 

Dip the built sandwich into the egg mixture, coating thoroughly on both sides (but not letting the bread soak). Place the sandwich on the griddle and cook 3-5 minutes on each side, or until evenly browned. 

Serve with a side of syrup, jam or dressing for dipping. 


  1. This is my all time favorite sandwich at a local restaurant! Haven't tried to make it at home yet, but this tells me I need to. They serve it dusted with powdered sugar with a side of raspberry preserves. Not exactly a light meal, but a super delicious one!

  2. You definitely should try it at home! Yum!