Sweet & Savory Monte Cristo Sandwiches

July 10, 2011

A Monte Cristo sandwich is the American hybrid of the French's croque-monsieur.  It plays on the our love for the mixing of  sweet and savory.  This ham, turkey and cheese sandwich is dipped in egg batter and then fried.  This recipe adds texture by coating the bread in rice cereal before frying.  Traditionally, a Monte Cristo is served with strawberry preserves and dusted with powdered sugar.  This sandwich takes a little extra effort but is a fun dish to eat every once in awhile.

Monte Cristo Sandwich


3 cups Crisp rice cereal, crushed to 2 c

3 Eggs

¾ cup Half & half

2 tablespoons Powdered sugar

¼ teaspoon Salt

12 slc Day old bread

6 ounces Thinly sliced ham

6 ounces Thinly sliced turkey

6 ounces Thinly sliced Swiss cheese

¼ cup Butter

½ cup Sour cream

¼ cup Strawberry preserves

For full recipe instructions, click below

Classic Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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