Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Skip the regular grilled ham and cheese sandwich and try a Monte Cristo. In addition to deli ham, we added slices of turkey meat and Swiss cheese to our version of this classic egg dipped and fried sandwich.

Yield: Makes 4

Monte Cristo Sandwiches


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (2%)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 thin slices deli turkey breast
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  1. Whisk eggs in a large shallow bowl or pie plate. Whisk in milk, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper until blended; set aside.
  2. Spread mustard on one side of 4 bread slices. Top with ham, turkey and cheese, dividing equally. Cover with remaining bread slices.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large nonstick frypan over medium heat.
  4. Working with one sandwich at a time, dip sandwiches into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides. Cook sandwiches in batches, adding remaining oil as necessary, until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
Nutritional analysis per sandwich:


517 calories, 29.5 g fat, 34.1 g protein, 28.6 g carbohydrate, 4.1 g fibre, 1025mg sodium