I love a salty-sweet sandwich, and the Monte Cristo is the ultimate. My first memory of the storied American sandwich was eating the batter-fried version at Bennigan's, but now I prefer the more classic version made with simple French toast.
Andrew, who shares my love of this sandwich, made French toast for Mother's Day and treated us to Monte Cristos the Monday after. The French toast had a delightful orange flavor (I think he soaked it in Grand Marnier), and we filled it with turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese. For more photos and details,</p>
Cooked like a grilled cheese, dusted with powdered sugar, and served with a side of maple syrup, it was hands down one of the best Monte Cristos I've ever had. Like how we served it with kale in a half-hearted attempt to be healthy?