“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.
Here’s what we’ll need!
Turkey and Gouda Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- Place the eggs and milk in a pie plate or similar dish.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together until well combined.
- Lay the sliced bread out on a cutting board.
- Spread the Mayo on 2 slices of bread. Spread the mustard on the other 2 slices of bread.
- Place the turkey on the mustard and sprinkle the cheese evenly over the mayonnaise
- Put the sandwiches together, then dip each sandwich in the egg batter. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet and when hot, carefully slide in the sandwiches. Turn the heat to low and cook 4-5 minutes until golden brown, then flip them over and brown the other side for another 4-5 minutes until the cheese has melted and the bread is crispy.
- Remove Monte Cristo's from the skillet back to the cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, cut each sandwich in half, then plate them. Serve as is or add some Cranberry Chutney/Sauce. A mug of hot soup is never a bad idea to round out this delightful meal!
- Thanks for stopping by today friends. I truly appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the recipes I share with you all. Eating healthy is a good way to stay healthy and I wish you all good health! Until next time, Journey on! Hugs and much love from me, Karen, TJG