Monte Carlo Sandwiches– a lower fat twist on the Monte Cristo

On Sundays after church, I used to love going out to eat and often ordered the Monte Cristo Sandwich. Yum! But as an innkeeper, I do not deep-fry anything. So in seeking a lower-fat alternative, we created these tasty sandwiches that our guests and staff love. Of course, a slight name change was in order, too. 🙂  Think of this dish as a savory French Toast.


8 thick slices, French bread
4 eggs
1 cup milk
dash of salt and pepper
1/2 pound deli turkey, thinly sliced
1/2 pound deli ham, thinly sliced
4 slices provolone cheese

Raspberry Jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk eggs, milk and salt and pepper.
Place 3 thin slices of turkey atop a slice of bread, add one slice provolone cheese, then top with 3 thin slices of ham. Top with 2nd piece of bread. Dip sandwiches into egg batter, allowing bread to soak up egg mixture. Place on medium hot griddle until golden, then turn and cook on other side until golden brown.

To finish the sandwiches, bake for 4-5 minutes by placing sandwiches on a rack on a baking sheet in 350 degree oven.

To serve, cut in half and sprinkle with powdered sugar. These sandwiches are great dipped in raspberry jam, so serve a small ramekin of jam. Herb roasted potatoes are a great companion.

Serves: 4 persons

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn  
Kristie Rosset
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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