2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Lovable Leftovers: Light Monte Cristo Sandwich

Light Monte Cristo Sandwich

1 tablespoon butter

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

2 slices white bread

1 slice turkey

3-4 thin slices ham luncheon meat

1 slice Swiss cheese

¼ cup preserves, raspberry or strawberry

Powdered sugar

1. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat.

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg. Stir in milk. Dip slices of bread into egg mixture to soak.

3. Fry bread slices in skillet on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side. Remove from skillet.

4. Assemble sandwich. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each piece of fried bread. Top one piece of bread, mayonnaise-side up, with turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese. Add the second slice of bread to the top of the sandwich with the mayonnaise-side down.

5. Heat the sandwich in a microwave until cheese melts.

6. Dust sandwich with powdered sugar.

7. Serve with a small bowl of preserves for dipping.

Serving size: 1 sandwich

Cynthia Rosenthal