Friday, January 15, 2010
Or it could also be called chicken stuffed french toast. Generally you'd associate the monte cristo sandwich with ham and turkey and cheese. I decided to switch it up and use a chicken sandwich instead. That and because I still have some leftover roast chicken. The sandwich is fairly easy to put together. Then comes the "french toast" batter.
Here's a little tidbit about the monte cristo sandwich thank to wikipedia: "The Monte Cristo is a variation of the French croque-monsieur. In the 1930s–1960s, American cookbooks had recipes for this sandwich under such names as French Sandwich, Toasted Ham Sandwich, and French Toasted Cheese Sandwich."
Since there are many variations in making this sandwich I though they not make my own version. There may already be one like this out there, but I have seen one yet. Since I already had ol' Georgie out. I thought why not use him to grill up these aweseomly delicious sandwiches. You can also use a skillet to cook these babies up.
Makes 2 sandwiches.
Chicken Monte Cristo
4 slices sourdough bread
1 cooked chicken breast (or leftover chicken)
1 small tomato - sliced
1 small ripe avocado - sliced
2 Tbsp milk
Combine well the egg and milk in a shallow dish. Set aside.
Assemble the sandwich: Spread some dijon mustard on all four slices of bread. On two slices layer the chicken, tomato and avocado. Place the other two slices on top of them.
Heat a skillet.
Dip each sandwich on both sides in the egg batter. Carefully place them on the skillet. Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Serve with a side of maple syrup or jam.