If you love french toast, you have to try this sweet but savory sandwich. It’s perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, and the hot, egg-dipped bread adds that extra something to the plain ham and cheese combo.
Even though original monte cristo sandwiches are delicious, I “healthified” the recipe by using whole-wheat bread, adding some broccoli slaw and using reduced-sugar grape jelly. I also polished off the meal with some frozen strawberries and baby carrots.
This concoction is from a while back, but sandwiches never go out of style . . . unlike chokers, scrunchies, overalls and bandana headbands.
Can you tell what decade I grew up in?
Healthy Monte Cristo Sandwich
- Two slices thick and hearty whole-wheat bread
- One ounce deli ham (any flavor will work; my favorites are tavern, smoked and honey)
- One ounce deli turkey (oven-roasted works well)
- One slice 2% milk Swiss cheese
- One handful of broccoli slaw
- One teaspoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sugar jelly (strawberry or grape)
- One egg or 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Dash of cinnamon for the egg mixture (optional)
- Spread jelly and mustard on bread. Top with the meat, cheese and broccoli slaw.
- Whisk egg or egg whites with milk in a shallow bowl until frothy. You can whisk in the cinnamon at this point if you wish.
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray and turn stove on to medium heat.
- Carefully dip both sides of the sandwich into the egg mixture.
- Cook the sandwich until both sides are golden brown.
- Have you ever eaten a monte cristo sandwich?
- What is your favorite flavor of french toast?