Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese

Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese submitted by Kristen Hodges


  • 2 slices of artesano bread
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 2 – 3 oz of smoked deli ham, sliced
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS half and half
  • 1/2 TBS butter
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling (if desired)

In a small bowl, beat the egg and the half and half until well combined. Set aside.
Spread mayonnaise on one side of one slice of bread. Spread mustard on one side of the other slice of bread. Lay down, spread sides up.
Top each slice of bread with spread with the Swiss cheese.
Top one slice of bread with the Swiss cheese with the ham. Assemble the sandwich.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and swirl it around.
Once it’s all melted and starting to bubble, dip the sandwich quickly in the egg, making sure to coat the entire thing.
Add sandwich to skillet and cook until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook the other side.
Serve warm with powdered sugar, if desired.

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