Friday, December 4, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Recipe Friday: Monte Cristo Sandwich Bake

For those that like the taste of a Monte Cristo, but don't want the hassle of battering up sandwiches before grilling, this is an easy substitute.

  • 12 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8-10 oz deli-thin sliced ham
  • 8-10 oz. deli-thin sliced turkey (or chicken)
  • 12 slices Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (powder sugar)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350F.

Butter one side of four slices of bread and place butter-side down on the bottom of an 8x8 glass baking dish.

Evenly layer the ham over the bread.

Lightly spread mustard on four more bread slices and place on top of ham layer. Add turkey and cheese and top with the rest of the bread. Press the sandwiches down slightly and pre-cut diagonally.

Beat eggs with milk and salt. Pour over sandwiches and allow to soak into bread. Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes -- top should be golden brown.

Dust with powdered sugar and add dollops of strawberry preserves when serving.

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