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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo SandwichYogurt is the secret ingredient in the egg mixture of this version of the classic ham and cheese French toast-style sandwich.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs, beaten
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon butter, melted
8 slices, firm white bread
4 slices ham
4 slices Wisconsin Swiss Cheese
4 slices Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup butter - divided use
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a shallow dish combine eggs, yogurt and salt.
  2. Brush butter on one side of all eight pieces of bread.
  3. Place one slice of ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses on the buttered side of 4 slices of bread.
  4. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides facing inward.
  5. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  6. Holding sides of sandwiches, carefully dip in egg mixture and place in heated skillet. Cook until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add additional butter as necessary.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar; serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.