How to Make a Monte Cristo

Uploaded by allrecipes on 29.06.2011

A monte cristo sandwich is a century-old sandwich that's a
mainstay in diners across America.
This fried ham, turkey, and cheese sandwich is dusted with
powdered sugar to make a sweet, and savory meal.
The good news is, that it is so easy to make at home, in 3 easy steps.
Step One: Make the batter.
Lightly beat eggs and milk in a shallow bowl,
season with salt and pepper,
and set aside
Step Two: Assemble the sandwich.
For each sandwich, lightly butter 3 slices of bread on both sides.
Place 2 slices of turkey, and 2 of ham, between 2 slices of bread.
Top with 2 pieces of swiss cheese,
and add the last slice of bread.
Trim off the crusts, and cut the sandwich in half, diagonally.
Step Three: Cook the sandwich.
Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet
over medium heat.
Dip the sandwich halves, top and bottom, in batter.
When butter foams, place the sandwich in skillet,
and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter as needed to the skillet.
Turn the sandwiches, and fry them 2 minutes more.
Transfer to plates, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
This delicious monte cristo sandwich is ideal for any meal:
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three.