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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2


  • 2 slices of leftover bread
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 slices of thinly sliced ham
  • powdered sugar optional
  • Pickle slices optional
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • To a bowl, add the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Give that a good whisk.
  • Add the slices of bread and make sure they get a generous soaking.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and toss in the oil. Let that heat up for a minute or so, then lay in the soaked bread. Cook for a few minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through. Remove the French toast from the skillet and set them aside.
  • Wipe the skillet clean, then bring the skillet back to the burner, and set it to low, to medium heat.
  • Spread the Dijon mustard on one slice of the French toast, and set it into the skillet, mustard side up. Lay a slice of the Swiss cheese on top, then the ham, then another slice of cheese, and top it with the remaining slice of French toast.
  • Cook on low heat, and place a cover over the skillet. Cook for a few minutes on one side, then remove the cover, and flip it over. Your goal is to heat everything through and get that cheese to melt.
  • When you are ready to plate, remove the sandwich from the skillet, slice in half, and sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over the top.