Monte cristo sandwich variations

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Butter; softened or
¼ cup Mayo
2 teaspoons Prepared mustard
12 slices White bread; French or Italian, thick slices, slightly stale preferred
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices Cooked ham and/or
6 slices Cooked turkey breast
3 \N Eggs; beaten
1 pinch Garlic powder
⅓ cup Milk
\N \N Butter; for frying or
\N \N Oil; for deep frying

In a small bowl beat together the butter [or mayo] and mustard until well blended. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. For each sandwich, top one slice of bread with a slice of cheese, a slice of ham and/or turkey and the second slice of bread, butter side down. In a medium bowl beat together the eggs, garlic powder and milk. Dip each sandwich into the egg batter.

Brown both sides of the sandwich on a lightly buttered frying pan or griddle. Then place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 425 oven for 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

Or carefully lower sandwiches, one at a time, into hot oil (375 degrees); deep fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain.

Slice each sandwich in half and serve hot.

posted by: Jim Weller

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