This Monte Cristo is made with ham, cheese, a bit of mustard, and mayonnaise, then it’s dipped in egg, and cooked just like french toast, but we are adding Bacon. (Say whaaat?!?) Yep, no joke. It’s kind of crazy, isn’t it? Let's take a walk on the wild side with this, shall we?
Bacon Monte Cristo Sandwich
pinch of salt and pepper
4 slices sturdy white bread (or white bread of preference)
6 slices of cooked bacon
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ pound thick sliced baked ham
½ ounce, weight shredded Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350. Place uncooked bacon on a broiler pan or cooling rack placed on a cookie sheet and bake until bacon is crispy. About 20 minutes.
Beat eggs in a shallow dish (large enough to fit a sandwich) along with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Assemble sandwiches, with mustard, mayonnaise, ham, cheese, salt and pepper to personal preference. Slightly compress sandwich.
Over medium heat melt butter in skillet.
Dip and coat each sandwich in beaten egg, and place in skillet. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned to liking and cheese has melted.
Makes 2 sandwiches.