Open-Faced Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Broil: 3 Minutes


2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
6 slices whitewheat bread
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons strawberry jam
9 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey or chicken
9 ounces thinly sliced smoked deli ham
10 Swiss cheese slices


Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add 3 bread slices, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 3 bread slices.

Spread 1 tablespoon strawberry jam on 1 side of each bread slice; top each evenly with turkey, ham, and cheese. Place on a baking sheet.

Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.