MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH
Author: Ebonie

Ingredients

  • 3 slices brioche or challah 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 ½ tbsp butter unsalted, divided
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup jam/jelly
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 slices turkey
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • confectioners sugar dusting

Instructions

  • Soften 1 tablespoon of butter and very lightly butter one side of two slices of the bread, and both sides of the third slice of bread. Spread Dijon mustard onto the non-buttered side of one slice of bread, and 1 teaspoon of jam or jelly onto the non-buttered side of the final slice.
  • Assemble sandwich in the following order: 1 slice of Swiss cheese on top of the Dijon, followed by the ham, the slice of fully buttered bread, turkey, 1 slice of Swiss, and the remaining slice of bread, jelly side down. Trim crusts, if desired.
  • Loosely wrap the sandwich with plastic wrap and weigh it down with a grill press or skillet for 3-5 minutes.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together egg, milk, salt, and nutmeg. Dip sandwich into the egg mixture, until some of the liquid absorbs into the bread, but it isn’t falling apart. 
  • Melt together vegetable oil and remaining butter in a skillet (I like to use cast iron). Cook 3-4 minutes per side, until sandwich is golden and cheese is melted. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Heat remaining jam or jelly in a small saucepan or microwave until warmed. Dust sandwich with confectioner’s sugar, slice in half, and serve with jelly on the side. 

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