Monte Cristo Sandwich
This sweet and savory, decadent American sandwich is like a cross between French toast and a croque madame.
For the batter:
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 8 slices thick-cut country bread
- ¾ pound deli-sliced roasted turkey
- ¾ pound deli-sliced black forest ham
- 1½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese
- ¼ cup vegetable oil, for frying
- 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar
- ¼ cup raspberry jam
In a small bowl stir together the maple syrup and whole grain mustard until combined and set aside.
Lay 4 slices of the bread on a clean workspace. Divide the slices of turkey among the slices of bread followed by the slices of ham. Top with the Gruyère.
On the remaining slices of bread, spread 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup mixture on each. Close the sandwiches and gently press down to keep the sandwich together.
Working one at a time, dip each sandwich into the egg mixture then carefully flip it so it’s coated on both sides. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
Add the oil to a sauté pan, heat over medium heat until the oil looks shiny. Working one sandwich at a time, add to the oil and fry until golden brown, turning the heat down if the sandwich browns too quickly, about 3 minutes.
Carefully flip and continue to fry until golden brown and the cheese is melted, about an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove to a cooling rack set over a paper-towel lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
Calories: 797kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 295mg | Sodium: 2921mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 667mg | Iron: 5mg