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Monday, March 15, 2010

Monte Cristos

Right after Jack and I got married he started talking about Monte Cristos. Everytime he'd describe them to me I vowed I would NEVER try them because they sounded so disgusting. Who wants to eat a grilled ham and cheese on french toast dipped in jam? Not I. So it was years before he finally convinced me to give them a chance- and I am so glad I did. This weird little concoction is so amazing. Give them a chance and I'm sure you will be equally surprised.

Monte Cristo's
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
8 slices of bread
4 slices of ham (sandwich meat)
4 slices cheese
Raspberry Jam

Combine eggs, milk and butter to make french toast mixture. Dip bread into mixture and cook on a skillet. Once french toast is done coat one side of each piece of bread with butter. Compile Ham and Cheese in the middle and cook like a grilled cheese sandwich. Once sandwiches are done serve immediately with raspberry jam on the side.

*Since this is Jack's recipe he would like to point out that some people prefer mozerella or swiss cheese. (we prefer the regular processed american cheese). You can also use any flavor of Jam. Raspberry is just our favorite.

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  1. I love these. There used to be a restaurant called Shenanigans in SLC and I would always order Monte Cristos there. I'm working on my meals for this week and it's going to be an all "Better than Burgers" menu. Wish me luck!