Saturday, April 10, 2010

Heavenly Monte Cristo

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This sandwich, created by my hubby, is his version of the original Monte Cristo.
I really thought he had lost his mind!
I mean who makes a sandwich out of Angel Food cake!?!?
But after thinking about it I thought the idea had some interesting qualities
so we went for it and decided to give it a try.

Heavenly Monte Cristo

First off you need an Angel Food cake {store bought or homemade works}
Cut into extra thick slices-3 slices per sandwich
We made our Angel Food Cake in loaf pans to make it easier.
The picture above is from a different time we made it but we forgot to take the picture
this time we made it- Sorry;)
Preheat the griddle to 350 degrees.

Now this next part might sound kinda gross but I promise it wasn't!
Take the bottom piece of cake/bread and spread it with a little mayo and mustard-teehee

Layer on your turkey, ham and swiss cheese then another slice of cake/bread and
spread with only mayo. Do another layer same as above and top with final piece
Place 4 toothpicks in a diamond shape to hold the sandwich together.
Then slice diagonally across.
You'll have 4 sandwiches.

Now make an egg batter using 2 eggs and 1 c. milk.
Dip the sections of sandwich 1 at a time.

Immediately place on hot griddle.

Make sure you fry all 5 sides.
Slide the toothpick to get the top and bottom grilled.

No need to sprinkle with powdered sugar cuz it's plenty sweet:)
Verdict: Delish, unique, ya gotta try it!!


  1. Hey that is one of my favorite sandwiches of all time the Monte Cristo. Good job!

  2. Yum! I know what I want for lunch today ;)

  3. This looks like a great combination of sweet and savory!

  4. When I was a little girl my mom made us this sandwiches as a special treat, I remember the taste,uhmmm they are my favorite

  5. Talk about an original unique way of doing the sandwich! It looks great and I bet it's yummy!!

  6. This is the second post I've seen using a sweet bread/cake for a grilled sandwich. I guess I'd better give it a try.

  7. Now this is interesting... I have NEVER thought of trying to combine anything like it before. You know I am going to have to try it!

  8. This unique version of the Monte Cristo is the very definition of orginal! I would never have thought to use angel food cake. Wow, I'll bet it was amazing!

  9. Now that's what I'd call an innovative use for an angel food cake! Very interesting flavor combos you've got going on there. It certainly looks completely delicious, in any case. I trust your word that it actually was pretty tasty! ;)

  10. These DO look HEAVENLY (and I said this b4 I realized you had heavenly in the post name-haha)
    I love the idea of the Monte Cristo because I love the movie. :)
    I have always wanted to make them but, I am not crazy about ham.