Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo

Today’s turkey sandwich is being served up monte cristo style.  Monte cristo sandwiches are traditionally dipped into a egg batter and fried in a skillet.  I always think of the as a french toast sandwich.  The monte cristo usually consists or ham and cheese nestled inside, but sometimes can also include turkey.  It can also be seen served with some fruit jam or preserves on the side.

This monte cristo includes turkey and cheese sandwiched between the bread along with the cranberry sauce.  The cranberry sauce is just like the fruit preserves on the side, but this sandwich includes it front and center right in the middle of the sandwich.  Alos pick a nice soft bread to make your sandwiches on like a potato bread.  I happened to get some Challah bread from my local grocery store.

Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo
  • 8 slices soft bread such as challah or potato bread
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 8 or so slices of leftover turkey
  • ½ leftover cranberry sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup of milk
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  1. Lay out 4 slices of the bread and top each slice with 2 Tbsp of the grated cheese, 2 slices of turkey, and 2 Tbsp cranberry sauce.
  2. Top the 4 sandwiches evenly with the remain cheese followed by the remaining 4 slices of bread.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and nutmeg until well blended.
  4. Melt butter in a skillet.
  5. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture coating both sides and place in the skillet.
  6. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Remove from pan and serve.

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen.


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