Food Recipes Monte Cristo 4.5 (2) Monte Cristos are retro in all the best ways. By Paige Grandjean Paige Grandjean Paige Grandjean is an associate editor at Food & Wine magazine. Since joining the Dotdash Meredith team in 2015, Paige has tested and developed more than 2500 recipes. Her work has been shared in more than 15 magazine brands, including Real Simple, Southern Living, Eating Well, and Food & Wine. Highlights: * More than five years of experience developing and testing recipes in the test kitchen * Member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals * Earned a level 2 with distinction accreditation from the Wine & Spirits Education and Trust in Spirits * Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award finalist in 2021 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 10, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich) Jump to Nutrition Facts 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. Ingredients 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 4 (½ -ounce) Swiss cheese slices 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham 4 white sandwich bread slices 2 large eggs ½ cup whole milk 2 tablespoons salted butter Powdered sugar, for dusting Raspberry jam, for serving Directions 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 516 Calories 29g Fat 32g Carbs 29g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 516 % Daily Value * Total Fat 29g 37% Saturated Fat 16g 78% Cholesterol 236mg 79% Sodium 1188mg 52% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 11g Protein 29g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.