“Monte Cristo” is a just fancy name for what is a really simple sandwich. What sets a Monte Cristo apart from other sandwiches is the egg batter that the sandwich is dipped in before grilling it in the frying pan. The batter is just eggs and milk like you would make for French Toast. This results in an amazing toothsome delight! Crispy eggy batter on the outside with ooey-gooey melted cheese on the inside with a nice sharp bite from the Dijon mustard. Typically a Monte Cristo is made with thin sliced ham and Swiss Cheese, but I switched it up a bit and used sliced turkey and shredded Gouda cheese. There are not enough good words in the dictionary to describe Gouda cheese. We both just love it. It did not hurt that I had a loaf of homemade bread for the sammy’s either. The results were just devine! I had mine with a dab of homemade Cranberry Chutney, but whole berry Cranberry Sauce would work just as well. Sparky preferred his to be unadorned. Served with a cup of homemade tomato soup, Sparky and I enjoyed a hearty winter meal that was pure comfort food. The recipe is simple to put together and perfect for a weeknight supper.
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