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Classic Monte Cristo

Yield 6 sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 12 (1-ounce) slices Vienna sandwich bread
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons strawberrypreserves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 522
  • caloriesfromfat 37 %
  • fat 21.6 g
  • satfat 11.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 29.2 g
  • carbohydrate 50.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 215 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1136 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 1 ounce each of turkey, ham, and cheese on each of 6 bread slices; top with remaining 6 bread slices.

  2. Combine eggs and half-and-half; stir well with a wire whisk. Carefully dip sandwiches into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Place 3 sandwiches in skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until bread is golden and cheese melts. Remove from skillet, and sprinkle sandwiches evenly with half of powdered sugar. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon butter, 3 sandwiches, and remaining powdered sugar.

  4. Top sandwiches evenly with sour cream and strawberry preserves. Serve immediately.

Light and Luscious