How to make it

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees F. Whisk eggs, cream, sugar, salt, dry mustard, and cayenne in shallow dish until combined. Stir jam and Dijon mustard together in small bowl.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon jam mixture on one side of each slice of toast. Layer slices of cheese, ham, and turkey on 6 slices of toast. Repeat with second layer of cheese, ham, and turkey. Add final layer of cheese and top with remaining toast, with jam side facing cheese. Using hands, lightly press down on sandwiches.
  • Pour oil onto rimmed baking sheet (jelly roll pan) and heat in oven until just smoking, about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, using 2 hands, coat each sandwich with egg mixture and transfer to large plate. Transfer sandwiches to preheated baking sheet and bake until golden brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes per side, using spatula to flip. Serve immediately with remaining jam mixture and sprinkling with confectioners' sugar.
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    Juels, thanks for showcasing this one in the "I Made It" group - I have printed it off so I can try it...Shandy always does such beautiful pictures, and I enjoyed yours, too. What a gorgeous, mouth-watering sandwich! Thanks Shandy for giving us this great recipe - the prep method is different from anything I've seen and I'm sure it yields a wonderfully crunchy sandwich rather than the often mushy variety! I can't wait to try it...Krum
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    juels ate it and said...
    This sounded so good, I just had to make it! The sandwich just melted in the mouth, it came out perfect! I will save this recipe and make it for parties, sliced in mini triangles. Kids loved it too, it was just great! I had smoked Gouda cheese in the fridge, so I used that, also added a thin layer of mayo on top of turkey, otherwise followed the recipe. Added my picture, hope that's OK. You had a complete set of pictures already, but I just wanted to share my joy. Thanks again! Adding this to the "I made it" group.
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  • barneswifemn 9 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe. I used to get these at Bennigans. Can not wait to give these a try.
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    pinkpasta ate it and said...!
    I've had this a couple of times in a restaurant, and felt terribly guilty both times! It's soooo fattening you can actually FEEL the grams of fat going everywhere you don't want them to go!'s one of those rare, once in a while treats. SO...i will bookmark and enlist one of
    my daughters to assist me as I attempt to re-create your beautiful recipe.
    Thanks, and wish me luck! My family is going to
    love you for this one, btw!
    Throw em' up, Shandy! Big High Fives!!!
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    pelo2000 ate it and said...
    I love Monte Cristo Sandwichs. Thanks for the recipe.
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    juliecake ate it and said...
    Super post...thanks!
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  • lunasea 10 years ago
    Great post and recipe, Shandy! I love the Monte Cristo sammies so much....thank you for making me so hungry - ha! Great photos...I'm drooling! =)
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  • michellem 10 years ago
    OH YA..pSSSSS...very good pictures!!! You always take the best..another one for your kitchen wall!!
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  • michellem 10 years ago
    I looooveeee these!! I have only made them a couple of times in my life. This recipe looks super good. Im going to maket these some Saturday for lunch! Thanks for sharing! Michelle
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