Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monte Christos

Every week Justin (my hubby) and I try to set a menu. Sometimes this is easy, like during the beginning of the month when we have money to spend, and other times it's really hard to dig through the cabinets to find dinner ideas. I could eat the same thing everyday, but since I do love my husband I don't force that diet on him.

It was a couple weeks ago we made a food that I really enjoy. It's not a favorite because my favorites I want to eat all the time. Ask Justin just how much I love broccoli? Such a weird food to crave I know.

Anyway back to the recipe that I'm going to share with you. It's a Monte Christo sandwich. I think that a lot of people have their own version of the Monte Christo sandwich, its kind of just a hodge podge kind of sandwich. Well here's how I make mine:

Serves 2 ( because that's how many people I cook for)

8 slices of bread (toasted)
2 eggs
2 T milk
3-4 slices American cheese
Deli sliced Ham
Breakfast syrup for serving

Turn oven on to it's lowest setting. Mine has a warm setting. Preheat griddle pan to medium heat. Pan is hot enough when water dripped on it dances. Next mix eggs and milk in a shallow container. Cover both slices of bread with egg mixture and place on griddle. Cook each side until browned. While you finish making all of your, I'll say it "french toast," place finished pieces in a pan and place in warmed oven.

After you finish making all of the french toast place 2 or 3 pieces back on the griddle, as many as will fit. Cover with ham and cheese. (Here's why I say 3-4 slices of cheese. I think a whole piece of cheese on my sandwich is too cheesy while my husband likes it that way. Do what you like). Top with second piece of french toast and cook until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with syrup.

These are delicious and easy. What could be better. Enjoy the recipe. Hopefully there will be more to come soon.