Sunday, December 23, 2007

Breakfast or lunch?

I spend a lot of time listening to the radio in the morning. I have several radio shows I flip between (I hate commercials). I get a lot of information from my stations. Local news, current events, sports, activities, humor, and every now and again meal ideas. The other week, one of my stations was talking about a local restaurant they really enjoyed. Two of the personalities claim the best thing on the menu is the Monte Cristo sandwich. This was a new one for me and I had to look it up. Google is your friend. A monte cristo sandwich is a cross between a sandwich and french toast. I knew right away it would be a big hit with Jon. The Monte Cristo is both savory - with ham, cheese, and turkey and sweet - with powdered sugar and raspberry. Basically its a grilled cheese on crack.

I was right about the reaction...kinda. When I placed the sandwich on the table, Jon looked at me as though I might be on crack. I begged his indulgence to at least try it, and my ever indulgent husband tried it. He really liked it. Although he felt the raspberry preserves were an unnecessary addition.

Monte Cristo Sandwich
4 slices of bread
dijon mustard
deli sliced turkey
deli sliced black forest ham
deli sliced swiss cheese
1 egg
2 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp butter
powdered sugar
raspberry preserves

1) Spread 2 slices of bread with dijon mustard. Top with turkey, ham, and swiss cheese. Place other slices of bread on top.
2) Melt butter on skillet. Lightly beat egg with 2 Tbsp water. Dip both sides of sandwich in egg and place on skillet. Cook sandwich until it is golden brown on both sides.
3) Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of sandwich and top with raspberry preserves.


  1. My friend Pescado would love you for this. One of his fave things is the Monte Cristo sandwich!

    Looks great. :)

  2. I always order these when we go out, I will have to try this recipe SOON!