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Creamy Eggplant & Mushroom Monte Cristo Recipe
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Creamy Eggplant & Mushroom Monte Cristo Recipe

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As a child, I wouldn’t eat veggies. As a parent, I try to include them in creative ways. I'm proud to say this eggplant sandwich is a hit with my son. —Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 slices eggplant (1/2 inch thick), halved
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh shiitake or baby portobello mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 8 slices wide-loaf white bread

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 573 calories, 36g fat (13g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 939mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add eggplant; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender and lightly browned. Remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from pan; wipe skillet clean.
  3. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk until blended. Spread 1 tablespoon herb cheese over each slice of bread. Layer four slices with eggplant and mushrooms; top with remaining bread.
  4. In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Carefully dip both sides of sandwiches in egg mixture, allowing each side to soak 5 seconds. Place two sandwiches in skillet; toast 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining oil and sandwiches. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Eggplant & Mushroom Monte Cristo in Taste of Home June/July 2015


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crumej User ID: 3845302 230778
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"Great recipe.....especially for those who love veggie sandwiches! Marinara sauce works well as a dip."

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