Monte Cristo Sandwich

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  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • 4 slices of firm or even stale bread
  • 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise (or mustard or butter, depending on your preference)
  • 4 slices of swiss, gruyere, or gouda cheese
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread a half-teaspoon of mayonnaise on each piece of bread.
  2. Layer cheese and ham on the mayonnaisey side of two pieces of bread: cheese, ham, cheese.
  3. Top with the other pieces of bread, mayonnaisey side down.
  4. Beat the egg with the milk in a bowl until it’s the color of sunshine and popcorn.
  5. Lightly dip each sandwich in the egg mixture, covering each side, and letting the excess egg drip off. Set aside while the skillet heats.
  6. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Put the sandwiches in the hot skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  8. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the bottom is browned and the cheese is melty-looking
  9. Flip and cook another 4 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, cut into halves, serve on a fancy looking plate and wink at your friend, saying “Oui, monsieur” and really freak them out.

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