Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Photo by Barbara C.

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  • Margarine or butter, melted

  • 3

    eggs, slightly beaten

  • cup milk

  • 12

    slices sandwich bread

  • 6

    slices Swiss cheese, cut in half

  • 6

    boiled ham

  • Powdered sugar (optional)

  • Currant jelly (optional)


1 Preheat the oven to 425°. Using a pastry brush, generously grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with the melted margarine or butter. 2 In a shallow dish, combine the eggs and milk. 3 For each sandwich, cover one slice of bread with a half slice of cheese, a slice of ham, then a second half slice of cheese. Top with a second slice of bread. 4 Dip each sandwich in the egg-milk mixture, taking care to coat each of the bread slices. Place the sandwiches in the prepared baking pan. Bake in the 425° oven for 15 minutes, turning once. 5 Transfer the sandwiches to a warm serving dish. If desired, sprink with powered sugar and serve with currant jelly.


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