Cook with Kids: Mini Monte Cristos

Kids who love gooey grilled ham and cheese and fluffy French toast will get a kick out of eating (and making!) Monte Cristo sandwiches, a tasty mash-up of the two.
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Kids who love gooey grilled ham and cheese and fluffy French toast will get a kick out of eating (and making!) Monte Cristo sandwiches, a tasty mash-up of the two.

Hamming It Up

These sweet and savory sandwiches require just 8 ingredients and cook up in no time, perfect for an after-school snack or quick weekend lunch!

Mini Monte Cristos

Mini Monte Cristos

A Knack for the Stack

Bete, 6, is on her way to scrumptious sandwiches.

A Knack for the Stack

Giving Preserves New Purpose

"I usually have jam on toast, but it's really good with ham and cheese!" Bete says.

Giving preserves new purpose

Arrange

Arrange bread slices on a work surface; spread each with about 1 tsp. jam. Top 8 bread slices with a folded half slice of cheese, the ham, then another folded half slice of cheese. Top with the remaining bread slices, jam side down.

Arrange

Crack

Crack the eggs into a pie plate and add the milk. Using a fork, beat the mixture to combine.

Crack

Dip & Flip

Add 4 sandwiches; let soak, turning once, until bread is saturated but not soggy, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

Dip & Flip

Melt & Cook

Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 sandwiches; cook until the bottoms are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. butter, flip the sandwiches and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining butter and sandwiches.

Melt and Cook

Divide & Serve

Divide sandwiches among plates and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with the orange and apple wedges.

Divide and Serve

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