Deli Monte Cristos Recipe
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Deli Monte Cristos Recipe

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Looking for a change from the typical Reuben or grilled cheese? “This was a famous sandwich in the islands years ago,” notes Darlene Vanwie of Clayton, New York. “We make it often, and I always get requests for more. Serve warm with your favorite pickles,” she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 slices rye bread
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 2 thin slices deli turkey
  • 2 tablespoons deli coleslaw
  • 2 tablespoons Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 eggs


  1. On two slices of bread, layer a slice of ham and turkey, coleslaw, salad dressing and cheese. Top with remaining ham and bread. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. Dip both sides of sandwiches in eggs.
  2. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, toast sandwiches over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Deli Monte Cristos in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p27

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sassy_jo User ID: 5063904 61259
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"These sandwiches are really good! My boys are excited when I tell them that I am making them. I did change up the recipe a bit though. I left out the coleslaw since none of up like it and I used sharp cheddar instead of swiss for my boys since it is more kid friendly. I used the swiss for my husband and myself. We both think that this dish is delish!"

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