Classic recipe for a filling French-style sandwich.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread one side of 4 bread slices with mustard. Top remaining 4 slices with ham. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and mix together; sprinkle mixture evenly over ham and close sandwiches, mustard side down.

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  • In a shallow dish or bowl combine the eggs, milk and nutmeg and mix well. Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle over medium heat. Dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning to coat. Let excess egg mixture drip into dish or bowl, and place sandwiches in hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

473.7 calories; protein 33.4g 67% DV; carbohydrates 36.4g 12% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 170.3mg 57% DV; sodium 1603.3mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2004
So far this is the Monte Cristo Sandwich that we like the best. There are several to choose from this site. The only thing I did differently was to use a high moisture fresh mozzerella cheese instead of the shredded. I also cut down a bit on the nutmeg. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2009
I've had the most FABULOUS Monte Christo sandwiches in restaurants. These were OK. I think you really need a deep fryer so you can deep fry these to get the best results. I used my George Foreman grill with mediocre results. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2004
i love this recipe. My husband has an obsesion with monte cristo sandwiches and they have to be just right...this one was exactly what he wanted! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2004
So far this is the Monte Cristo Sandwich that we like the best. There are several to choose from this site. The only thing I did differently was to use a high moisture fresh mozzerella cheese instead of the shredded. I also cut down a bit on the nutmeg. Thanks for the post. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
This is VERY good - just the right blend of sweet and spicy. I used smoked deli turkey for the meat and served it with a dusting of powdered sugar. Highly recommended - my husband and son loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
This was great. It's not quite like Bennigan's but we don't have a bennigans anymore and this'll do. PLUS it's much healthier than bennigans. I did have to change it a tiny bit because of what I had on hand. I used sliced honey turkey breast provolone cheese which I think was better than swiss and I used cranberry chutney for dipping. I was very disappointed when I didn't have raspberry preserves but after tasting the cranberry with it I'll never go back. It complimented the sandwich well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2008
These sandwiches were very very good. I did make a couple of ingredient substitutions for what I had on hand- used boneless chicken thighs and sliced provolone cheese. Followed the rest of the recipes exactly as written and I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
According to my husband who is a very picky eater this was "Awesome". Instead of chicken I used turkey and ham. Everything else stayed the same. Was very good. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2008
All the family agreed this is a good sandwich. I would add more cheese next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2011
These were good but I was hoping for a recipe similar to the way restaurants make them where they're completely encased in some kind of batter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
Did not really like this but it was ok Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2009
I've had the most FABULOUS Monte Christo sandwiches in restaurants. These were OK. I think you really need a deep fryer so you can deep fry these to get the best results. I used my George Foreman grill with mediocre results. Read More
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