Today’s turkey sandwich is one that you serve up monte cristo style. It’s a turkey cranberry monte cristo sandwich. It’s a terrific use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberries! Monte cristo sandwiches are traditionally dipped into a egg batter and deep fried or pan fried in a skillet. I always think of them as a French toast sandwich. The monte cristo usually consists or ham and cheese nestled inside, but sometimes can also include turkey. You can also see it with a serving of some fruit jam or preserves on the side. Sometimes, you can even see maple syrup un the side.
This version of the monte cristo includes turkey and swiss cheese sandwiched between the bread along with the cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce is just like the fruit preserves on the side, but this sandwich includes it front and center right in the middle of the sandwich. The swiss cheese add some nice flavor. Also, be sure to pick a nice soft bread to make your sandwiches on like a potato bread. I happened to get some Challah bread from my local grocery store.
- SOFT BREAD SUCH AS CHALLAH OR POTATO BREAD
- SWISS CHEESE
- LEFTOVER TURKEY
- CRANBERRY SAUCE
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen.