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Monte Cristo Sandwich

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 25


  • 4 slices sturdy white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 34 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices ham, thick cut
  • salt, pepper
  • butter for frying


  1. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl or plate and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Mix the mustard with the mayonnaise until well combined. Cut the cheddar into small dices and set aside.
  2. Slice the bread (wouldn’t go too thin) and place on a board. Spread the the mustard-mayo mixture on all slices, sprinkle half of the cheddar on two of the slices, add the ham on top and sprinkle with more cheddar. Season with salt and pepper, place the two other matching slices on top of the ones with the ham/cheese and close the sandwich. Press a bit together to flatten it.
  3. Heat up a iron cast skillet or pan (medium heat) and add some butter. Place the sandwiches in the bowl with the beaten eggs and turn around – make sure they are soaked well from all sides. When the skillet/pan is ready fry the sandwiches from both sides – about 2-3 minutes each side – until nicely browned and the cheese is melted. Serve warm or cold.


  • Enjoy frying.


  • Serving Size: 2