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Monte Cristo Club

Monte Cristo Club


  • 8 slices pepper bacon

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup applesauce, plus more for serving

  • 4 slices red, orange or yellow tomato

  • Salt and pepper

  • 8 slices white or whole wheat bread

  • 8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese

  • 1 pound deli-sliced turkey or smoked turkey

  • 1 cup baby spinach or mixed greens

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk or half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons butter


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Broil the bacon on a rack set on a baking sheet until crisp, 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the maple syrup and applesauce. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper.

Assemble four sammies with bread, cheese, turkey, spinach, bacon, tomato, more cheese and bread; press slightly.

In a shallow dish, beat the eggs with the milk. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Coat each sammie with the egg mixture, then add to the skillet and cook, turning once, until deeply golden, about 7 minutes. Cut the sammies and serve with the applesauce.