Back in 2010, Time Inc. sent me a copy of the new All You Eat Well Save Big cookbook to check out. The book features 148 dinner recipes like these monte cristo sandwiches that are all under $2.50 per serving. There are even several recipes are under $1 a serving.
As I looked through the cookbook, I found several recipes at the time that I wanted to try like Tortilla Pie and Parmesan Pork Cutlets. However, I decided to start with Monte Cristo Sandwiches. They are quick, easy and were listed as $1.82 per serving.
If you have never had a Monte Cristo before they are basically a combination of french toast and a grilled sandwich. You put Swiss cheese, ham and turkey in between 2 pieces of bread. Then you dip it in an egg batter and cook in a frying pan. For the finish touch, you sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar and serve it with some raspberry jam on the side to dip in. So yummy! I have had them at restaurants before but never had then at home.
I did make a slight change to the original recipe. The family loved them. It was a fun and easy dinner plus it was budget friendly. I have since been making my Monte Cristo sandwiches regularly at home.Print
This is the original photo from when this was first posted in March 2010.