Cheap Eats: Monte Cristo Sandwich

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 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
  • butter



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!

Stay awesome!