Monte Cristo Sandwich

Just finished having these for dinner! Made a few changes: Used Dijon mustard, and used sliced American cheese and mozzarella. I didn’t have left over ham, which would have been amazing, so I just used what was on sale at Walmart and had them slice it thick like spiral cut ham! They turned out great! Like a grilled cheese sandwich with ham! The mustard gives it an extra kick, especially the Dijon! Mmmm. Also – I was thinking about the idea of preserves or confectioners sugar on the side. Something sweet! So I had some home canned peaches with it. Hit the spot perfectly! If you’re not putting anything on it, I’d suggest a sweet side dish to go with it! Thanks for the recipe!


  •     2 eggs
  •     pinches of salt and pepper
  •     4 slices sturdy white bread (or white bread of preference)
  •     2 tablespoons mustard
  •     2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  •     ½ pound thick sliced baked ham
  •     ½ ounce, weight shredded gruyere cheese
  •     additional salt and pepper to taste
  •     2 tablespoons butter
  •     optional garnish/toppings: powdered sugar, honey, preserves


  1. Beat eggs in a shallow dish (large enough to fit a sandwich) along with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Assemble sandwiches, with mustard, mayonnaise, ham, cheese, salt and pepper to personal preference. Slightly compress sandwich.
  3. Over medium heat melt butter in skillet.
  4. Dip and coat each sandwich in beaten egg, and place in skillet. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned to liking and cheese has melted.
  5. Makes 2 sandwiches.

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