Deluxe Monte Cristo Sandwiches with Mayo-dijon and Cranberry Sauces

 

Rich and delicious, Monte Cristo sandwiches are so easy to make and so good to eat. Usually Classic Monte Cristo has three slices of bread, but I like to make them with double portions of meat and cheese. In this recipe, I used a combination of turkey breast and ham, smoked Gouda and Fontina cheeses. The possibilities of the ingredients which you can use in these sandwiches are endless. A recipe is just a guide! Use what you have at home and what you like!

What you will need

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon lemon zest + 2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or parsley, finely chopped

4 slices 2 days old white French bread (preferably purchased from a bakery)

4 thin slices homemade or deli style roasted turkey breast (I like Oven Gold brand)

4 thin slices Premium Black Forest ham

4 slices Italian Fontina cheese

4 slices smoked Gouda cheese

4 teaspoons homemade or the best quality store-bought cranberry sauce + more for serving

For dipping and frying

For dipping and frying:

2 large eggs + 2 tablespoons whole milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons clarified butter for frying

Strawberries, for garnish (optional)

Confectioners' sugar (optional)

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