I love this sandwich. I love that you can make it with whatever you have in your refrigerator at that exact moment. I don’t want you to be mad about the simplicity or the fact that it might not be a true recipe of a Monte Cristo per say BUT I had to share the “process” with you. It was absolutely delicious, easy and in my opinion quite cheap to make….
So here goes….
🙂 Please note that I am giving you ingredients for one selfish sandwich, yep a selfish sandwich. So if you want to be generous, kind and make one for say…your partner or a friend then I suggest you get a calculator (!) and double the whole kit and kaboodle!
2 slices rustic bread (or whatever you have on hand…rustic is well….more rustic!)
2 slices Swiss cheese (that’s what I had today)
1 cup shredded roasted chicken or turkey (or 3-4 slices any type lunch meat you like, ham would be delicious! 😉 )
2-3 slices pear or apple (other suggestions??? go for it, but I think bananas might not work???)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or whatever…)
Salt and Pepper
Maple Syrup for serving
In a shallow dish whisk your egg with fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Time to build your sandwich. Bread, 1 cheese slice, chicken, pear slices, salt, pepper, other cheese slice, other piece of bread! Congrats, you are a sandwich maker! 😉
Dip your sandwich in your egg mixture, on BOTH sides (don’t pretend I didn’t have to share that with you…)
In a large pan (you don’t want to squish your sandwich in a small pan), melt 1 tablespoon butter. Put your dipped sandwich in your hot pan and cook on both side for 4-5 minutes per side on medium heat. OK here’s the deal: don’t keep touching and turning it over and over, LET THE SANDWICH BE…you can do it. Also: DO NOT press on this sandwich too much it is NOT a panini.
Remove from pan, cut in half (genius, right?) and drizzle with your maple syrup….taste, and then taste AGAIN…simply delicious!
Note: I was so excited to eat my sandwich that I forgot my maple syrup…then I added it…then I took more pictures, yes I am that much of a nerd!
Printer Friendly (because I don’t want to get in trouble): Leftover Monte Cristo
Peace and Selfish,