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Turkey and Bacon Monte Cristo


  • 8 slices bacon

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup whole milk or reduced fat milk

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon mustard

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 8 slices good-quality white bread, hand sliced

  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store-bought

  • 12 thin slices roasted or smoked turkey breast

  • 8 thin slices Emmentaler Swiss cheese

  • 12 bread-and-butter pickle slices


Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Bake the bacon on a slotted pan to crisp, 12-14 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat. Pre-heat a nonstick griddle pan over medium heat. Build sandwiches of cranberry sauce, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese and pickles. Coat in the egg batter. Liberally brush a griddle with the melted butter and cook the sandwiches until golden and warmed through – use a loose foil tent to help melt the cheese. Brush the pan with more butter, as needed. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, visit