Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Nutrition Info: Serves 4
Calories 461 | Total Fat 16.32g | Total Carbohydrate 50.96g  | Protein 26.39g  | Dietary Fiber 2.7g

Ingredients:

4 oz.  Swiss Cheese, cut into 12 thin slices
2 large eggs
1 cup low fat milk
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
4 slices thin sliced ham
8 slices white bread

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk salt and pepper. Set aside.

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Assemble six sandwiches, each with one slice of ham and two slices of cheese between two slices of bread. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Heat half of the melted butter in a large nonstick pan on medium heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan.

Dip half of the sandwich quarters into the egg and milk mixture, turning to coat. Immediately place in preheated pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melting. Repeat with remaining butter and  sandwiches. Serve hot.

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I’ve decided that I like Monte Cristo sandwiches better than Croque Monsieurs. Croque Monsieurs are still good, but these are less time consuming to make. You make the ham and cheese sandwich and then dip them in an egg and milk mixture and then pan fry the sandwich. How easy is that?

There’s a bread company close by me called Great Harvest. They have really good bread there, and I like to stop in there every now and then. A loaf of white bread costs almost 5.00, but at least you’re not paying for added fillers. The main ingredients in their bread is flour, honey, yeast, and salt. 110 calories per slice. Not bad, not bad at all.  The only bad part about bread like that, is that it gets old faster so you have to use it up as soon as you can, so we’re going to have french toast for dinner tonight. :)

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