The Glorious Monte Cristo Sandwich

By Kendra Vaculin
July 2, 2015
6 Comments


Author Notes: Don't mess with a classic...ly absurd sandwich. This recipes makes one sandwich, which maybe you want to share with someone. I know—usually my gluttony knows no bounds—but this thing is a meaty, cheesy, fried dessert explosion with JAM, so all bets are off.Kendra Vaculin

Makes: 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • raspberry jam (with seeds is great!)
  • 2 slices bread
  • thinly sliced ham
  • grated Gruyère cheese (it's best to buy a hunk of cheese and grate it yourself for increased melt-ability)
  • grainy brown mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 pat butter

Directions

  1. Heartily spread jam on one slice of bread. Pile on a neat heap of sliced ham and grated cheese. Spread a good lot of spicy mustard on the other piece of bread, and then top off your sandwich with it.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk egg and milk together. Dip the sandwich into the mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
  3. Heat butter in a pan, swirling to coat the bottom. Fry the sandwich on both sides until the outside is golden brown and the cheese is all melty and perfect. Slice in half and chow down on that monster with reckless abandon.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Comments

kaylu October 24, 2016
This was so good! I used strawberry jam, gouda, and light rye bread.
 
Michael B. August 2, 2016
do you think this can be done on a panini press?
 
Cheri M. July 13, 2015
I would certainly "Count" myself lucky if I could have one of these,I can hear the crunch yum yum!
 
Author Comment
Kendra V. July 13, 2015
yesss round of applause for this one
 
Valerie G. July 9, 2015
This was quite good, and extremely quick and easy. Mine could have used more jam, I did not 'heartily spread' as recommended and I should have. Also I was surprised that I actually would have been happy with just half of the sandwich, as also noted, but I ate the whole thing regardless. We ate ours with sauer kraut and sriracha, which was weird and delicious (and perhaps best with minimal jam).
 
donna J. July 8, 2015
You write recipes the way I cook. Going to cook this classic again soon.