Monte Cristo

A turkey and ham sandwich is dipped in French toast custard mixture and pan-fried in butter to make this heavenly brunch sandwich. Fresh melon slices, a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar, and warm maple syrup in a ramekin complete the plate.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices buttermilk bread
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices smoked turkey
  • 6 slices ham
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • Spread a thin film of butter on each slice of bread. Put cheeses, turkey, and ham on the buttered side of 2 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread, butter side in. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally to form two triangles. Cut each triangle diagonally again.
  • Mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon to make the custard. Melt remaining butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip all sides of each sandwich triangle into the custard mixture and cook in skillet, browning on all sides. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices buttermilk bread
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices smoked turkey
  • 6 slices ham
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • Spread a thin film of butter on each slice of bread. Put cheeses, turkey, and ham on the buttered side of 2 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread, butter side in. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally to form two triangles. Cut each triangle diagonally again.
  • Mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon to make the custard. Melt remaining butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip all sides of each sandwich triangle into the custard mixture and cook in skillet, browning on all sides. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories820
Total Fat48g
Saturated Fat27g
Cholesterol365mg
Sodium2120mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars10g
Protein52g