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Monte Cristos

 Monte Cristos
These classic creations are bound to please even the biggest sandwich fan. Plus, they come together quickly with deli meats, packaged sliced cheese and bottled salad dressing.—Debbie Brunssen, Randolph, Nebraska
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves


  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and Dijon
  • mustard; spread over one side of each slice of bread. On four
  • slices, layer the turkey, ham and Swiss cheese; top with remaining
  • bread. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, cream and ground
  • mustard. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture.
  • On a griddle or large skillet, melt butter. Toast sandwiches over
  • medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until bread is golden
  • brown. Serve with preserves. Yield: 4 servings.