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.
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!
A Knack for the Stack
Bete, 6, is on her way to scrumptious sandwiches.
Giving Preserves New Purpose
"I usually have jam on toast, but it's really good with ham and cheese!" Bete says.
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.
Crack the eggs into a pie plate and add the milk. Using a fork, beat the mixture to combine.
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.
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.
Divide & Serve
Divide sandwiches among plates and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve with the orange and apple wedges.
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