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Ham ‘n’ Swiss Monte Cristo

"My husband works shifts, so sometimes he's eating breakfast at dinnertime," writes Dawn Davidson of Thornton, Ontario. "This sandwich prepared like French toast, is quick to make."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 slice (1 ounce) deli ham
  • 1 slice (1 ounce) Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg


  • Spread mustard over one side of each slice of bread, then layer with ham and cheese; top with remaining bread.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, water and egg until smooth. Dip sandwich on both sides in egg mixture. Cook in a skillet coated with cooking spray until browned, about 2 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 319 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 1153mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.

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  • Queenlalisa
    Jan 26, 2021

    Made this for my husband’s breakfast. He said it was great. I didn’t try it because I don’t eat mustard. He said he would eat it again.

  • rllewis7
    Nov 20, 2016

    This is a great brunch recipe! I use cheddar cheese and serve with strawberry jam.

  • christyberry
    Feb 28, 2011

    This is a simple and easy recipe that tastes great. My children love it. I serve it with syrup and it has a yummy sweet and savory flavor in every bite!