Saturday, August 3, 2013

Monte Cristo French Toast

I'm really missing Disneyland right now...

It's my birthday week,
and for the first time in a long time
I won't be able to go to the Blue Bayou
and eat a scrumptious Monte Cristo.
Super sad.

which you should check out over at A Peek Into My Paradise!

I wanted to do something about this craving of mine,
so we had Monte Cristo French Toast for breakfast today...

It's not the same as the deep-fried deliciousness that we always get at the Blue Bayou,
but it definitely hit the spot.

I saw a pretty easy recipe here & modified it a little...

14 slices of ham
14 slices of turkey
7 slices Swiss cheese
14 slices of bread
butter (softened)
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/8 tsp salt
powdered sugar
blackberry preserves

- Arrange cheese, ham, & turkey on plates so they will be easier to grab when putting the sandwiches together. This step will also bring them closer to room temperature so they won't take as long to heat up while cooking. I decided to do this on two separate plates so that the cheese doesn't soak up the moisture from the meats.
- Butter one side of each slice of bread, placing 2 slices of ham, 2 slices of turkey, and 1 slice of Swiss cheese on the unbuttered side of one slice, then placing another slice of bread on top making sure the buttered side is out. Repeat until you have made all 7 sandwiches with the buttered sides out.
- Cut into halves diagonally and secure with toothpicks. I broke each toothpick in half so that they weren't sticking up so high, and used 3 toothpicks per triangle.
- Beat eggs with milk and salt. Dip sandwich halves into egg mixture quickly and fry on a lightly greased hot skillet or griddle over medium heat until egg mixture is fully cooked & sandwich is lightly browned.
- Remove toothpicks before serving. 
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve with blackberry preserves on the side.

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  1. Okay, we can be even better friends now that I know you like the Monte Cristo too! I've actually never had it at Disney though. But I've tried to make it at home before. I think your recipe looks much easier than the one I tried. Makes me in the mood to try it again! Pinning it!

  2. Yum-O! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. I had my first Monte Cristo sandwich recently. If these are anything like that, I'm sure they are amazing. Thanks for linking up on Saturday Dishes.

  4. Yay!!! Sharing your guest post again! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!



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