I am grateful for any extra day off from work, but it was rough having the 4th of July holiday fall on a Wednesday this year. As someone pointed out on Facebook...it resulted in the feeling that this week had TWO Mondays. And folks, that is just not acceptable. I found myself driving to work on Thursday, and actually thinking of things I would need to do on a Monday morning. That is craziness right there. However, it did help that Friday came soon after the second Monday, and now it is Saturday morning, and I am a-ok with that.
While last weekend's girl's night to see Magic Mike will likely never be topped (I am still drooling), we did have another girl's night last night, and I have to say I could get used to these! A few of us went to T's house, she cooked dinner, we had some wine, we watched Dear John (see a theme, here?) and we a giggling, crying, girlie good time! I love my friends!
What I also love, are sammiches. Shocker, I know. And the sammich I am sharing with you has only a few ingredients, but is packed with flavor. And it's simple flavor, at that. Not a lot of spices or complex flavors, just butter, meat and cheese. But, the light batter on the outside crisps up nicely and highlights, the softer, creamier contents inside. Reminiscent of a grilled cheese, the Monte Cristo is just a little "fancier".
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Source: Food Blogga
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 slices bread
- Butter for bread
- 4 slices turkey
- 4 slices baked ham
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, or as much as needed for frying
- Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Butter both sides of each slice of bread.
Place 2 slices of ham, turkey and cheese on two slices of bread. Top with the remaining two slices of bread, to form two sandwiches.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and melt the butter.
- Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl.
Place in the hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown.
Cut sandwiches in half, diagonally, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and serve with your favorite jam and/or mustard. I used raspberry jam and chardonnay dijon mustard and both were phenomenal (even mixed) with the sammich!!!