Monte Cristo

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Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo

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HistoryThe Monte Cristo was made in 1910. It is a variation of a French dish called Croque Monsieur. In the 1930s to the 1960s, the Monte Cristo started being published in American cookbooks. It was called different names, like french toasted cheese sandwich. It has been said the Monte Cristo Sandwich was first served in southern California in the 1950s, but there's no documents of that. In the 1960s, Disneyland in California started contributing to eating of the Monte Cristo.

Recipe!18 slices breadbutter6 slices ham/spam12 slices cheesea little mayonnaise, if desired3 eggs1/3 cup milk1/8 teaspoon salt

PreparationFor each sandwich use 3 slices of bread. Butter one side of bread first, then cover with a slice of ham/spam. Butter both sides of the second slice of bread and spread with a little mayonnaise or other dressing, if desired. Place on top of ham/spam slice and top with 2 thin slices of cheese. Butter third slice for top; press sandwich lightly and trim crusts. Cut into halves diagonally and secure with toothpicks.Beat eggs with milk and salt. Dip sandwich halves into the egg mixture and fry on a hot skillet in butter. Brown on all sides, adding more butter when necessary. *Makes 6 sandwiches, 12 cut triangles, to serve 4

Name OriginThe Monte Cristo supposedly got its name from another sandwich called Croque Monsieur, which is made like it. Also, people think it was from a book called The Count of Monte Cristo.

Food Groupsgraindairyprotein*fruit (depending on the sandwich)

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