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Monte-Cristo Sandwich
Monte-Cristo Sandwich Monte-Cristo Sandwich
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Monte-Cristo Sandwich

Filed under: Breakfast

preparation time

00:15 15min

Cooking time

00:10 10min


  • 150 g traditional cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices country-style bread
  • 1 ½ tbsp. (22.5 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup (170 ml) grated gruyère cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter for cooking


  1. Spread the 4 slices of bread with mustard and divide the ham between 2 of them.
  2. Cover with grated cheese and close the sandwiches, pressing firmly.
  3. Beat the eggs and milk omelet-style, season with salt and pepper, and pour into a deep baking dish (or pie plate).
  4. Heat up a cast iron pan big enough for the 2 sandwiches side by side and melt the butter over medium heat.
  5. Dip the sandwiches quickly into the egg mixture wetting both sides and place in the foaming butter. Press sandwiches down firmly with a spatula until bottoms are golden brown.
  6. Turn sandwiches and continue cooking until tops are browned.
  7. Cut sandwiches in 2 and serve immediately.