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Super-stuffed Monte-cristo Sandwiches

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Super-Stuffed Monte-Cristo Sandwiches
2008-07-25 Main Dish
4.9 76

The grand daddy of all sandwiches... slices of bread stacked with smoked bacon, turkey, ham, havarti cheese; dipped in batter and griddled.

  • Servings: 4


8 slices Center Cut or Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
4 Large Eggs, beaten
Warm 1/4 Cup Half-and-half
¼ tsp Grated Nutmeg or Ground -- Eyeball It
½ tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper -- Eyeball It
2 Tbsp Butter
8 Thick Cut Sliced Whole-grain Soft Bread, white, or challah
½ cup Brown Mustard
½ cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
½ lb sliced Havarti Cheese
1 lb sliced Ham
1 lb sliced Turkey Breast
1½ cups Medium To Dark Amber Maple Syrup


Heat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium high heat. Cook bacon and remove to paper towels to drain, 5 minutes. Drain off fat. Reheat griddle over medium heat. Make sandwiches in 2 batches.

Beat eggs with half-and-half, nutmeg and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the griddle or pan and melt. Turn 4 slices bread in batter, and then add to griddle or pan. Turn bread after it browns, 2 to 3 minutes.

Top 2 bread slices with mustard, the other 2 with cranberry sauce. Add 2 slices of cheese and bacon on the cranberry covered bread. Add ham, then turkey to the mustard covered bread. Use a spatula to assemble 2 sandwiches and turn and press gently to set sandwiches in place.

Repeat to make 2 more sandwiches. Cut sandwiches from corner to corner. Heat the syrup in microwave safe container for 30 seconds. Drizzle syrup over sandwiches at the table.