Sunday, February 27, 2011

Smoked Monte Cristos

A FAST, easy lunch or dinner that everyone in my family really enjoyed, even my picky 4 year old. The blackberry preserves sounded weird to me but were surprisingly complementary! From Southern Living magazine.

4 T. whole grain mustard (Dijon works in a pinch)
8 honey-wheat bread slices
1/2 lb. thinly sliced smoked deli turkey
4 (1 oz.) Swiss or mozzarella cheese slices
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 T. butter
2 T. blackberry preserves
1 T. powdered sugar (optional)

1. Spread mustard over 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 4 bread slices, mustard sides up, with turkey and cheese slices. Top with remaining bread slices, mustard sides down.

2. Whisk together eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Dip both sides of each sandwich into egg mixture.

3. Melt 1 T. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 2 sandwiches in skillet 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and sandwiches. Serve immediately with blackberry preserves. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.


Megan @ SimplyThrifty said...

Mmmm...I LOVE Monte Cristo sandwhiches. I first had them in college and love the flavor combinations. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Nice! Did you have them with fruit preserves? Will Phil and Taeya eat them? Hope so!