A unique experience. I was craving a Monte Cristo one day but we didn't have any turkey or ham. I used a hotdog instead.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Max Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a flat-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Slice the hot dog length-wise about 3/4 of the way through; place onto the pan with the cut-side down along with the hot dog bun. Cook both until golden brown; flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Remove the bun from the pan and spread the strawberry jam over the inside of the bun; set aside. Meanwhile, top the hot dog with the slice of Swiss cheese. Place a lid over the hot dog and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 1 minute. Place the hot dog in the bun to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

578.01 calories; 16.9 g protein; 50.62 g carbohydrates; 34.57 g fat; 80.46 mg cholesterol; 855.19 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Sarah Jo
10/19/2011
Don't knock it until you try it. This is really one of the ultimate salty/sweet combinations. I heard about this first on Diners Drive-in's and Dives and we had to make this for ourselves. It's really good. No really. Just make sure you do use a good quality dog and a nice brand of swiss cheese.
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MBKRH
11/18/2011
This was different. I didn't love it but it wasn't bad.
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Sarah Jo
10/19/2011
Don't knock it until you try it. This is really one of the ultimate salty/sweet combinations. I heard about this first on Diners Drive-in's and Dives and we had to make this for ourselves. It's really good. No really. Just make sure you do use a good quality dog and a nice brand of swiss cheese.
(36)
Jennifer Stevens
11/12/2009
I ran across this recipe and had to try it! I made this for my husband and I and we were really surprised by how well the flavors go together. It was a treat definatly. Gourmet hot dogs all the way!
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Chenanigans
07/07/2010
This is the best hot dog recipe i've ever tried. I also recommend when you melt the cheese on the hot dog with the lid on it pouring a splash of chicken broth in the pan before you cover it over MMMM steamy chicken goodness!
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RMSR
08/01/2011
I used raspberry instead of strawberry jam and regular hot dogs. The taste is there but the method needs a little work to make execution easier. I thought Monte Cristo sandwiches are supposed to be lightly battered then deep-fried? No matter we thought this was an interesting twist on your traditional hot dog as we enjoy sweet and savoury combinations. Served this with "Carolyn's Sweet Potato Fries" from AR.
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Beckyleigh
02/01/2011
This is great! I just had regular sandwich bread and it still came out great. Thanks for the recipe Emily!
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AZ
06/04/2011
I used turkey dogs since that's what I eat and I have to say that I am a big fan. I do not think I will brave eating this in front of the man or friends but when I am home alone - with no one but my dogs to make gross faces and ridicule me you betcha!
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Anonymous
08/24/2010
This was excellent! The sweetness of the jam and the saltiness of the meat was a wonderful combo! I will make these again!
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Corymia
04/12/2010
Awesome. So easy to make. I've also tried it with rasberry jam and it was great! Think I might try cream cheese and jam next time. Definitely a winner. Thanks for the recipe!!
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PorkTornado
10/06/2009
Sweet. I am not the only freak that eats this! It sounds crazy but crazy can be quite tasty.
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