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French Toast For Brunch, Monte Cristos For Dinner

May 28, 2010 5:08 am ยท Posted by Nancy Einhart

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,


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?


Woman, you are after my heart. This is one of my all-time faves. There are a few places here in Los Angeles that have AMAZING ones. Mayhaps you should come and visit :)

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sssh! a splash of oj in the egg mix is one of my secrets to flavorful french toast. not telling the other one. great looking snad.

posted by Gary G. Bernard

Good eats. Its a salty sweet flavorfull sandwich Uaradays is the day between Saturday and Sunday. Not found in Websters Dictionary ;-)

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