So every time I make this dish (Which isn't that often, and every time we have it I am reminded of how much I like it and that I should make it more: and yet it always gets left out for sometimes years before we see it again.) I am reminded of a certain time in my sorority house kitchen when I was hungry and got the itch to make this sandwich, we had all the ingredients in the walk-in so why not? I proceeded to make this sandwich and one of my sisters walked in and clearly thoroughly confused asked me what the heck I was making. I laughed and told her the ingredients and end product and I think at that point she thought I was completely nuts. I told her just wait, try it when I am finished. She did, and LOVED it! And then she asked if I would make her one too, and then another sister asked after that and another. I made several sandwiches that day and I felt proud that I introduced my sisters to something new. This sandwich was a Monte Cristo. My mom made these for us every so often, which of course is how I knew how to make it myself when I went off into the world by myself. Seriously every time I make this sandwich I think about the Chi Omega kitchen, ahhh those were the days!
But I digress...
Super simple sandwich, and yet so tasty!
8 slices of bread
8 slices of smoked turkey
8 slices of ham
8 slices of provolone
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp butter (or less)
powdered sugar to taste
1. Slather some Dijon on each inside slice of bread, layer provolone, turkey, ham, then another provolone slice (cheese should be next to bread to help glue the sandwich together). Make all sandwiches, assembly line style.
2. Turn stove on medium high heat, melt butter in pan and get ready for sandwiches (will need a lid for pan too!)
3. Beat eggs in a shallow dish, like making french toast dip the whole sandwich (or at least both "outside" sides of bread) in eggs and place in your pan with melted butter. Put on lid and watch carefully you don't want them to burn. When one side is done, flip to the other side, when both sides are done cheese should be melted.
4. Place on dinner plate, sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar (I know this sounds weird but TRUST ME it is KEY!) and cut in half and enjoy!
This was served with a fruit salad of bananas, kiwi, and mango. Original recipe again came from Relish.