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Open-Faced Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Open-Faced Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time:12 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 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.


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