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Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo

If you’re not familiar with the Monte Cristo sandwich, think of it as a cross between a ham-and-cheese sandwich and deep-fried French toast. It’s especially tasty with the currant or raspberry jam it’s usually served with. We forgo the deep frying for a quick turn in a skillet with a bit of oil until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 8 teaspoons raspberry jam
  • 8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 4 thin slice roasted deli turkey, (about 4 ounces)
  • 4 thin slice deli ham, (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 275°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place the baking sheet in the oven.

Step 2

Whisk egg, egg whites, milk and nutmeg in a shallow dish until combined.

Step 3

Spread 1 teaspoon jam on each slice of bread. Divide turkey, ham and cheese evenly among 4 slices. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread, jam-side down.

Step 4

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Dip 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place the battered sandwiches in the pan, cover and cook until browned and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. Serve warm.


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