Have you ever had breakfast for dinner? I used to love it when my mom would make breakfast items for dinner, I still enjoy it as an adult. One of my favorite things she would make was a Monte Cristo sandwich. If you have never had one of these sandwiches, you are missing out. They are versatile and can be Sunday brunch or Monday night’s dinner. The Monte Cristo is a variation on the French Croque-Monsieur. They are traditionally made with ham and cheese but many people add turkey and use different cheese like Gruyere or Brie. For the topping you can use maple syrup, confectioners sugar or a raspberry jam. You can also add mustard to the inside of the sandwich for a little more punch of flavor. This is something that takes almost no time to make, but will bring a smile to whomever gets to enjoy it.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
This recipe makes 4 servings
8 slices of high-quality bread (I used Ezekiel’s sprouted grain bread)
8 slices of Swiss cheese
8 slices of ham
4 large eggs
½ cup milk
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 Tablespoon butter
Layer 4 slices of bread with cheese, ham and cheese on top again, top with another slice of bread.
In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, and nutmeg, dip each sandwich into the mixture, coating both sides
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Add the sandwiches and grill until golden brown, flip and cook other side. Serve warm topped with syrup, confectioners sugar or with jam.