Mini Monte Cristos

Mini Monte Cristos
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  • 4Servings


  • 16 slices (about 1/3-inch thick) soft French bread
  • 1/3 cup seedless strawberry or blackberry jam
  • 8 slices (8 oz.) Muenster cheese, cut in half
  • 8 slices (8 oz.) black forest ham, folded in half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • Orange and apple wedges, for serving


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