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Classic Monte Cristo Sandwiches

(2 Votes)
15 Min

Don't pass on the powdered sugar and strawberry preserves. They lend a pleasant and traditional sweetness to these otherwise savory batter-fried sandwiches.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 6 slices sandwich bread, trimmed
  • 3 slices cooked turkey
  • 3 slices cooked ham
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Sifted powdered sugar (optional)
  • Strawberry preserves (optional)
What To Do:
  1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread on 1 side of each bread slice. Place 1 slice each of turkey, ham, and cheese on 3 bread slices. Top with remaining bread. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally, and secure with wooden toothpicks.

  2. Combine egg and milk in a shallow dish. Add pancake mix, stirring until blended. Dip each sandwich into batter.

  3. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet, griddle, or electric skillet; add sandwiches, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until light golden. If desired, serve with powdered sugar and strawberry preserves

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 3

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 605
  • Calories from Fat 254
  • Total Fat 28g 43 %
  • Saturated Fat 15g 73 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 48g 95 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 216mg 72 %
  • Sodium 1,059mg 44 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 38g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9 %
  • Sugars 4.8g 0 %

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This is my all time favorite sandwich. I used to get it at Bennigans restaurant but it closed down and I was brokenhearted. Now I am soooo excited!!! The only exception is the served it withers raspberry jam, and this is what really "makes" it. Can't wait to try, watch out scale...LOL

Amen to that. I don't know if you have Cheddars where you are but they have the monte cristo. Very good. and less than 8 dollars


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