Here's another super easy (and CHEAP!) recipe for the starving college student . . . or the culinarily challenged, like me. (Culinarily is a word? AWESOME!) Thanks to cheapcooking.com for the idea!
Bonus: this recipe is for two people, so you can make a romantic lunch for you and a special someone. Or just two sandwiches for yourself, if you're just really hungry.
Monte Cristo Sandwich (for two!)
- 4 slices bread
- Dijon mustard
- 2 slices of ham
- 4 slices of Cheddar cheese
- 1-2 eggs (i used smaller home grown egg)
- 1 Tbs milk or cream
Assemble the sandwiches by spreading mustard on each slice, then topping a two pieces of bread with cheese, then ham, then more cheese. Top with the other slices of bread.
Mix together eggs and milk in a flat dish. Put a sandwich in the egg mix for 15-20 seconds per side so it can soak up a bit of the mix.
Heat a frying pan and a pat of butter while the sandwich sits in the egg mix. Preheat the oven to 300.
Cook each sandwich a few minutes on each side, adding a pat of butter before flipping so each side gets some butter.
When the bread has lightly browned on each side, put the sandwiches onto a baking sheet and then put them into the oven and bake 5-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through, so that cheese is totally melted.
And then, it goes without saying - ENJOY!