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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Source: Saveur Magazine
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  2 servings
Although this sandwich can be quartered and deep fried, many of the earliest recipes, like this one adapted from The Brown Derby Cookbook (Doubleday, 1949), call for frying it in a skillet, like French toast.
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 tablespoon butter, softened
6 pieces thinly sliced white bread
4 thin slices cooked turkey
4 thin slices cooked ham
4 thin slices swiss cheese
Confectioners’ sugar
red currant jelly
Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe at
Lightly beat eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

For each sandwich, lightly butter 3 slices of bread on both sides. Place 2 slices of turkey and 2 of ham between 2 slices of bread. Top with 2 slices of cheese and add last slice of bread. Trim crusts, secure with toothpicks, and cut in half on the diagonal.

Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip sandwich halves, top and bottom, in batter. When butter foams, place sandwiches in skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoon butter to skillet, turn sandwiches, and fry for 2 minutes more. Transfer to plates, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, and serve with jelly.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of World Publication, LLC. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 5
by: Toni Reviewed: 10/09/2011
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Very, very good. Did only use 2 tablespoons butter to grill. Used French Bread. Used Raspberry jam.
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