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




  • 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; 23 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 760 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein;