I love sandwiches. They can be complicated or simple, hot or cold, big or small. They are served for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. All held together in a simple package that requires (usually) no utensils. There are so many different alternatives of a sandwich, that you can almost never get bored.
Almost never. There was a time when I said that once, and I ate processed meat sandwiches the whole way across Canada. At first they taste delicious, but as time goes on, you start to get very tired of eating the same thing. The only shining difference was the Smoked Meat sandwich from Shwartz's in Montreal.
AH! Food distraction. I got totally sidetracked and started dreaming of all the various sandwiches I have had... this post is all about the Monte Cristo Sandwich!
This sandwich has some of the weirdest combinations ever. Jam in a sandwich? In an egg wash? Craziness! However, once I tried it, I fell in love. Probably one of my new sandwich favourites. Now I didn't have the traditional Swiss cheese, or even some traditional bread. I ended up using marble cheese (A huge cheese faux pas) and some leftover hamburger buns (a huge sandwich faux pas).
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Bread - 2 slices
Eggs - 1
Milk - 1/4 cup
Assemble the sandwich. Basically it goes bread slice, mustard, swiss cheese, ham, bread slice. Pretty simple stuff. Start heating a frying pan over medium high heat and melt a tbsp of butter.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the sandwich into the egg wash and hold for a few seconds, then flip and do to the other side of the sandwich. Place in the frying pan and wait until the bread is golden brown and cheese melted, flip and do the same to the other side of the sandwich.
Serve with Strawberry Jam (either on the side, or in the sandwich itself) and give a dusting of powdered sugar.