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Monte Cristo Sandwiches |

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

  • Author: Laura


  • 2  large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 slices sturdy white sandwich bread
  • 8 slices turkey breast
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices Black Forest or other ham
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • confectioners’ sugar (optional)
  • 1/4  cup raspberry or strawberry jam (optional)


  1. In a wide, shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk to combine.
  2. Lay a slice of bread on a work surface and top with 2 slices turkey, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham and a second slice of bread. Repeat to assemble remaining sandwiches.
  3. Warm a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Melt butter (if pan is not large enough to accommodate all 4 sandwiches, melt half of butter and cook sandwiches in 2 batches). When butter sizzles, swirl pan to coat.
  4. Carefully dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning to lightly coat both sides.  Shake off excess egg mixture.  Leaving too much on will make them soggy.  Just give each side a light dip in the mixture.  Lay sandwiches in hot pan. Cook, turning once, until sandwiches are well-browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes total.
  5. To serve, cut sandwiches in half diagonally and sprinkle lightly with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Top each sandwich half with a small dollop of jam, or serve jam alongside for dipping.
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