Sandwich Night Inspiration: This Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe Elevates Ham & Cheese by 30Seconds Food

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Sandwich Night Inspiration: This Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe Elevates Ham & Cheese

A Monte Cristo sandwich is basically a ham and cheese sandwich that is pan-fried in butter. What's not to love? You could also use a little deli turkey breast in place of the ham – or use both! If you want to reduce the carbs, use only two slices of bread per sandwich. Monte Cristo sandwiches are sometimes served with strawberry jelly.

Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Spread mayonnaise on two slices of the bread. Top with a slice of cheese and a couple pieces of ham. 
  2. Add the second slice of bread. Top with mustard. Add a couple slices of ham and another slice of cheese. Finish with the third slice of bread on top. 
  3. Press the sandwich gently to flatten a bit. Carefully cut off the crusts (this helps seal the sandwich for frying).
  4. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. Cook the sandwiches about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes, please. Pan-friend sandwiches like this are such comfort food, and who doesn't need that right now?! #yum
That looks SO good! 😋

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