Vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds give the classic Monte Cristo sandwich a sweet and nutty twist.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half or light cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until well mixed. Pour into a shallow pan or dish. Set aside.

  • For each sandwich, tuck a generous amount of ham between two slices of cheese; place between two slices of the white bread.

  • Dip sandwiches in egg mixture. Cook on a hot, buttered griddle or in a buttered nonstick skillet until golden, turning once.

  • Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and arrange on six plates. Garnish with almonds and sifted powdered sugar. Pass maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 127mg; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 20g; protein 23g; vitamin a 527.8IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 1.8mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 44.7mcg; vitamin b12 1.2mcg; sodium 760mg; potassium 168mg; calcium 409mg; iron 2.3mg.