Original 1949 Brown Derby Cookbook - Monte Cristo Sandwich

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly beat eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • For each sandwich, lightly butter 3 slices of bread on both sides.
  • Place 2 slices of turkey and 2 of ham between 2 slices of bread.
  • Top with 2 slices of cheese and add last slice of bread.
  • Trim crusts, secure with toothpicks, and cut in half on the diagonal.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip sandwich halves, top and bottom, in batter.
  • When butter foams, place sandwiches in skillet and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to skillet, turn sandwiches, and fry for 2 minutes more.
  • Transfer to plates, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and serve with jelly.
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