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Mock Monte Cristos Recipe

Instead of being fried, these sandwiches are baked, so they're a little different than the traditional version. The crunchy coating contrasts nicely with the sweet strawberry sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 6 ounces fully cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices process Swiss cheese
  • 6 ounces cooked turkey, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups crushed crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

Directions

  • 1. Spread mayonnaise on six slices of bread; top each with ham, cheese and turkey. Spread mustard on remaining bread; place over turkey. In a shallow dish, combine eggs, milk, and confectioners' sugar and salt if desired. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, then into crushed cereal.
  • 2. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes. Turn and bake 5-7 minutes more or until golden brown. Combine sour cream and jam; serve as a dip with hot sandwiches. Yield: 6 servings.