Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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Monte Cristo Sandwiches

We just love these. Once I served these for my children’s sleepover, they quickly became the standard and most requested sleepover dinner from that point on. They are actually very filling, and very simple to make.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8-1/4 cup milk
  • Oil (vegetable, olive, or sunflower)
  • Turkey and ham, thin slices, equal amounts
  • 1 large very ripe tomato, sliced thin
  • mayonnaise


Heat a little oil in a large skillet on medium heat, meanwhile, in a separate dish, combine beaten eggs with the milk.
For each sandwich, lightly dip 2 slices bread in the egg mixture and place them in hot skillet. Lightly brown one side, then turn them over.
Immediately after turning, assemble the sandwich in the skillet. Place a slice of cheese with equal amounts of ham and turkey on one slice of bread; top with the other slice. All sides of the bread need to be browned.
5Flip sandwich in skillet until the cheese melts. Remove from skillet; add a few slices of cold tomato, and spread some mayonnaise on the 'uncheesy' side of the sandwich. Slice in half.

My comments: These taste best right out of the pan ... with warm melted cheese on one side/cold tomato and mayonnaise on the other. Yumm! Some of our favorite sides with these sandwiches include tater tots or fries, and a dish of cottage cheese w/fruit, or some applesauce.

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