Monte Christo Sandwich Recipe -

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This Vintage 1930's Monte Cristo Sandwich Indeed a Fancy Grilled Cheese

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The 1930's were a creative and imaginative time to be alive. Along with the modern world trying to figure itself out so was the art of sandwich making!

If a sandwich recipe has lasted close to century you know it has to be good! Sweet and savoury to the max, salty ham and turkey, gooey cheese and well....nestled in between 2 slices of french toast!? Woah I know it sounds weird but 100 years of Monte Cristo can't be wrong!  


  • Sliced bread
  • 4 teaspoons honey dijon mustard
  • 8 slices thin deli sliced swiss cheese
  • 8 slices thin deli ham
  • 8 slices thin deli sliced turkey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • raspberry preserves, for dipping


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly butter a baking sheet pan.
  3. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on each slice of bread.
  4. Layer between mustard sides of two slices of bread, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham, 2 slices turkey, and another slice of cheese.
  5. Repeat to make four sandwiches. Whisk eggs, flour, butter, salt and pepper in a shallow dish until smooth..
  6. DIP both sides of sandwiches into egg mixture until bread is lightly soaked.
  7. Place on baking sheet; drizzle any remaining egg mixture over top of sandwiches.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes until bottom is golden brown.
  9. Turn with wide spatula and continue baking 8-10 minutes or until second side is golden brown.
  10. Serve warm dusted with powdered sugar and dip or spread raspberry preserves on sandwiches.