Monte Cristo

Recipe courtesy of Court Street Grocers
Show: Unique Eats Episode: Brooklyn Rising
TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 large eggs
  • 8 slices white Pullman bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pound cured ham, thinly sliced
  • 16 strips cooked bacon
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Whisk together the half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs. Dip the bread into the batter and let soak for 1 minute.

In a large pan over medium heat, add the butter and grapeseed oil. Add the soaked bread to the pan and fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove to a baking sheet and brush with maple syrup

Divide the ham, bacon and cheese among four of the bread slices, top with the remaining bread and place in the oven; the sandwiches are done when the cheese has melted, about 4 minutes.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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