Oh my gosh guys. I totally outdid myself today with this recipe. And I’m going to show you exactly how you can do it to. Disclaimer: I must first admit that I have never ever made nor eaten a Monte Cristo sandwich. Ever. But I’ve always been curious, so I went for it.
I can’t even describe the deliciousness I experienced this morning. Yes, I ate it in the morning, for breakfast. This sandwich is part breakfast, part lunch and an acceptable meal for any time of day. In my opinion, anyway. I think you’ll agree.
Last night I went to my grocery store, ShopRite, for more waffles, because we can’t seem to keep them stocked in this house. I was happy to see them on sale!
My family lives on Aunt Jemima Waffles. They’re one of the very few things I can feed my children and I know they will eat them without any wining. In fact, as I made this recipe, they both sat in a laundry basket and munched away.
What’s not to like? But there are other yummy ways to enjoy them other than with syrup. So without further, ado, I present,
Aunt Jemima Waffle Monte Cristo Sandwich
Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles
Honey turkey, thinly sliced
Honey ham, thinly sliced
America cheese (or swiss)
2 T Honey dijon mustard
2 T butter
Step 1: Toast two waffles on a low setting, just long enough to pull the moisture out.
Step 2: Layer two slices of cheese onto one waffle, then roll three slices of turkey, then ham.
Step 3: Smear about 2 tablespoons of the mustard onto the ham, and then top with an additional two slices of cheese.
Step 4: In a grill pan (or skillet, panini press), melt 1 tablespoon butter. Gently place the sandwich onto the skillet over medium-high heat and press. Tent the pan with tin foil so that the cheese starts to melt from the heat.
Step 5: Gently flip the sandwich. Make sure you are watching closely so as not to burn those delicious waffles.
Step 6: When lightly toasted and cheese has melted to your liking, remove sandwich from the pan and place in a dish. Use a small sifter (or tea strainer) to sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I was so in love with this sandwich that about half way through eating it, I decided to make coffee so that I could savor it. It is that good!