The Full Monty Cristo (Lower Fat)

“If you've got a hankering for a Monte Cristo but don't want to be full-figured, here's your compromise. Go whole hog for this version which is packed with protein but lower in fat because it's not deep-fried. A tasty breakfast,lunch or even dinner.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the honey and mustard together in a small bowl.
  2. Make two sandwiches: line up four slices of bread and spread 1/4 of the honey mustard on each slice; on two of the slices, place one piece each of ham, turkey and cheese (trim to fit on top of the bread and not hanging over), then top each meat-covered slice with one of the other slices of bread, honey-mustard side facing into the meat. (O.K., you know how to make a sandwich by instinct - it's easier to do than explain.).
  3. Pour the milk in a large measuring cup and add the eggs and brandy; whisk together until the eggs are fully beaten.
  4. Place the sandwiches in a rectangular casserole dish; pour the egg mixture over the top of the sandwiches,then flip over the sandwiches - moving them around the dish as necessary so the liquid gets absorbed on both sides.
  5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, and spray with non-fat cooking spray; cook sandwiches 3-4 minutes on each side or until egg mixture is cooked through and bread is turning golden brown; remove from skillet and turn off heat.
  6. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally; dust with powdered sugar and serve with warm raspberry preserves.

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