Holiday Monte Cristo on Brioche

November  1, 2022
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 1 sandwich
Author Notes

I live for the day-after-holiday-feast sandwich, and giving it the Monte Cristo treatment with a few slices of soft, gently sweet St Pierre Brioche Loaf takes this celebration of leftovers to the next level. Served with a sidecar of gravy for dipping (or an all-over gravy pour, if you’re so inclined) this sandwich is a great way to guarantee none of your holiday dishes go to waste. If your festive feast includes ham instead of turkey, make that swap in this sandwich for a slightly more traditional Monte Cristo. —Max Rappaport

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with the St Pierre. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 2 slices St Pierre Brioche Loaf
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces roasted turkey breast, sliced (or holiday ham)
  • 2 slices Gruyere cheese (or other melty cheese like swiss or havarti)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 sage leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toast brioche slices for 2 minutes, or until slightly dried and no change in color.
  2. To assemble your sandwich, begin with an edge to edge smear of Dijon on both slices of bread. Top each slice with a piece of cheese. To one half of the sandwich, add the sliced turkey meat, a sprinkle of kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and the minced sage leaves (you can also spoon on extra gravy at this point if you’d like). On the other half of the sandwich, add the cranberry sauce, then place this half on top of the other.
  3. In a shallow dish, beat together the egg, heavy cream, and a pinch of kosher salt. Dip the sandwich in the custard, allow it to soak for 30 seconds, then flip and repeat on the other side.
  4. Preheat an oven-safe pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Add the butter and toast the sandwich for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer the pan to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted all the way through.
  5. Serve hot with leftover gravy to dunk your sandwich in.

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