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Monte Cristos are retro in all the best ways. You start with a ham and cheese sandwich that has a generous coating of Dijon mustard, and then dip it in a French Toast-style batter of eggs and milk. Once the sandwich is fried in salted butter (yes, that’s right) you dust with powdered sugar and serve dipped in jam. It sounds crazy, but it’s totally delicious. Make this for a decadent breakfast or cut into bite-sized pieces for a cocktail party hors d’oeuvre.

Paige Grandjean


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

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10 mins
15 mins
2 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Divide mustard, cheese, and ham evenly between each of 2 bread slices; cover each with a bread slice. Whisk together eggs and milk in a medium bowl.

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Dip sandwiches in milk mixture; transfer to skillet, and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with raspberry jam.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; fat 29.2g; saturated fat 15.6g; cholesterol 235.9mg; carbohydrates 31.8g; fiber 1g; sugars 11.2g; protein 28.5g; sodium 1187.9mg.