Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cuban Style Monte Cristos

Adapted from
I saw this yesterday on her show and I decided to make it for dinner! I loved it!

5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pasted
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk, divided
1/4 cup yellow mustard
8 slices good quality sliced white bread
8 thin deli slices of Swiss cheese
8 thin deli slices baked ham
8 thin deli slices of smoked turkey or roast pork
4 thin horizontal slices of dill pickles or slice your own from 1 pickle or use store-bought sandwich stacker sliced pickles
3 eggs
Yields: Serves 4


In a small pot over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add garlic, sauté 2 minutes then whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in about 1 1/4 cups milk and let thicken 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in mustard and turn off heat.
Spread yellow mustard béchamel on 8 slices of bread. Build sammies with 2 slices Swiss, ham, turkey or pork and sliced pickle. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs and remaining 1/4 cup milk.

Heat large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and melt. Turn sandwiches in the egg and milk mixture and add them to the pan. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until deep golden brown.

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