I just thought that this was an interesting sandwich. From [No Recipes] make good dishes better, I received the following information and the recipe for the sandwich.
“For those of you that aren’t familiar with this American sandwich, it may sound a little odd. Part breakfast, part club sandwich, it’s a strange combination of sweet and savory from different meals in the day. But if you’re the type that likes to dip your bacon in maple syrup, you’ll love the Monte Cristo Sandwich.
It’s an impossible combination of sweet and savory, pillowy and custardy, crispy and tender, creamy and lean, all in one bite. A Monte Cristo embodies the spirit of brunch, and is one of the things I love chowing down on when I wake up far too late in the day to call my frist meal “breakfast”…” You can read the rest of the article at [No Recipe]. Here is the recipe and a Printable Version, at the Master Recipe List. Enjoy!
Yield: 2 sandwiches
Source: [No Recipes] make good dishes better, http://norecipes.com/2011/01/08/monte-cristo-sandwich-recipe/
¾ c Milk
¼ c Flour
¼ c Pecorino Romano, fresh grated
½ t Nutmeg, fresh grated
6 thin slices of Challah bread or Brioche
1 T Butter
2 oz Emmentaler (Swiss) cheese, sliced thin
¼ lbs sliced Honey Roasted Turkey
¼ lbs sliced Black Forest Ham
Strawberry or Raspberry Jam
Whisk the egg, milk, flour, cheese and nutmeg together until smooth. Heat a skillet or griddle large enough to accommodate all the slices of bread in a single layer over medium heat. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture, giving it a few seconds on each side to absorb the batter.
Add the butter to the pan once it is hot, then place as many slices of battered bread onto it as you can fit. Wait till it is golden brown and crisp on one side, then flip and top 4 pieces of bread with the cheese. Put the turkey on 2 of cheesed slices of bread and the ham on the other 2 cheesed slices of bread.
Fry until the bread is browned and crisp on the second side, then make the sandwich by stacking a ham slice with a turkey slice topped with a plain piece of French toast. Slice the sandwiches in half, dust with powdered sugar, and serve with a small bowl of jam.