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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11 comments:

  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. ;)

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

    Happy New Year!

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

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  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.

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  5. That looks completely yummy!

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

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  9. 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 :)

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

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