Smoked Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwiches

recipe

Yield:

Makes 4 servings
Total time: 22 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 22 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Ingredients

4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
8 honey-wheat bread slices
1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked deli turkey
4 (1-oz.) Swiss or mozzarella cheese slices
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons blackberry preserves
1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)

Preparation

1. Spread mustard over 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 4 bread slices, mustard sides up, with turkey and cheese slices. Top with remaining bread slices, mustard sides down.

2. Whisk together eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into egg mixture.

3. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 2 sandwiches in skillet 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and sandwiches. Serve immediately with blackberry preserves. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Note:

For an easy side, pulse 1 (28-oz.) can Italian-seasoned tomatoes in a food processor until finely diced. Stir together tomatoes, 1 (26-oz.) can tomato soup, 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth, and 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

January 2010
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