Monte Christo Sandwiches

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Sandwiches:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound turkey, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Cranberry Syrup:
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions
Cranberry Syrup:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.

Lay the 8 slices of bread out on a flat surface. Lay 1 slice of cheese on each slice of bread. Then on 4 slices of the bread lay 1 slice of ham. On the other 4 slices lay 1 slice of turkey. Top all 8 slices with 1 slice of Swiss. Make 4 sandwiches and coat with egg mixture.

*Cook's Note: You may add more Swiss, turkey or ham, if desired

In a large skillet over medium-heat melt the butter.

Add the sandwiches to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.

Remove the sandwiches to a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches are warm throughout, about 5 minutes.

Cranberry Syrup:

In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.

Cut the sandwiches into quarters and serve with the cranberry syrup.


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