Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk or cream , or water
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 8 slices French or sourdough bread
- 6 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast
- 6 ounces sliced cooked ham
- 1/4 lb. Swiss cheese , thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. powdered sugar , sifted
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam
Beat eggs with milk in a shallow bowl. Stir in vanilla and sugar. Top half the bread slices with equal amounts of turkey, ham and cheese. Top with other slices of bread. Dip both sides of each sandwich in the egg mixture 3 seconds. Melt butter in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 3-4 minutes per side, until cheese melts and bread is golden on both sides. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with jam.
This recipe serves 4 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 2 only. The instructions describe how to prepare the ingredients for one pan. There are enough ingredients to prepare 2 pans.
Per serving: calories 764, fat 38.2g, 45% calories from fat, cholesterol 411mg, protein 45.0g, carbohydrates 59.2g, fiber 1.9g, sugar 33.0g, sodium 1081mg, diet points 18.6.
Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.1, Vegetable: 0.0, Fruit: 0.0, Bread: 1.7, Lean meat: 2.4, Fat: 5.7, Sugar: 1.9, Very lean meat protein: 3.4
Prep: 10 min, Cook: 10 min