Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich

I just discovered this recipe. I was a little worried about it because of the addition of Strawberry syrup. I shouldn't have been! It was sooo good!

This recipe makes 6 sandwiches. I only made one. I have this picky hubby who refuses to eat any breakfast foods combined with any others...

Breakfast for dinner: Monte Cristo Sandwiches

From: Betty Crocker Quick & Easy Cookbook

Traditionally a French style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that has been dipped into a beaten egg mixture and fried in butter.

12 slices French bread, 1/2 inch thick. (or, how ever many slices you need! If you need more, make sure to make more of the egg mixture)
1/4 lb shaved or very thinly sliced cooked ham
3 slices Gruyere or Swiss cheese, cut in half (I actually used Provolone)
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 TB sugar
1 TB butter or margarine (Or oil cooking spray)
Powdered sugar, if desired
3/4 cup Strawberry syrup or jam (Don't let this scare you! It's very good!)

** Make sure that you have all the ingredients at hand and ready to go before starting. Once you start, this dish goes quickly!

1. In a large skillet, heat butter, margarine or cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk, and sugar with fork or wire whisk until well mixed; pour into shallow bowl.
3. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture, allowing time for the bread to soak up the mixture. Add bread to skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
4. After cooking the first side of the bread, and flipping, layer cheese and ham on top of the bread. Place a finished bread on top, and remove from skillet to plate.
5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with Strawberry syrup or jam.

Eat while still hot!

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  1. My hubs ordered this once in Disneyland and the jam did scare me. When our order came, I liked his better. I've been a fan of these sandwiches every since. Gotta try making them someday. Yours looks delicious. Maybe I should try to fit it in before the NY healthy change. ;)

  2. Oh wow! My mouth is watering! This sounds so good, will have to try it for sure.

    Happy New Year!

  3. That looks and sounds incredible!
    Stopped by from SITS.

  4. Glad to have found your blog but ohmygosh this doesn't work with my new resolutions. They used to serve those at the Bennigans Pub and I honestly thought I was going to cry when it shut down. My husband and I would go out once or twice a year and order one. mmmmm.

  5. looks so good, hubby is the cook in our household i dont have patience for it :) ty for adding me to your favorites :)

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  7. I'm wishing I had all the ingredients to make this right now. Guess I'll have to go shopping.

  8. Just found you through SRC, this recipe looks so yummy! I always like to wake up in the morning with a delicious meal like this one, thanks for the recipe :)

  9. This sandwich looks really great. Going to see if I have these ingredients. Thanks for sharing