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10/21: Super-Stuffed Monte-Cristo Sandwiches & Yogurt Crunch

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Jun 17, 2004
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Super-Stuffed Monte-Cristo Sandwiches

Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

8 slices center cut or apple wood smoked bacon

4 large eggs, beaten

Warm 1/4 cup half-and-half

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg or ground -- eyeball it

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper -- eyeball it

2 tablespoons butter

8 thick cut sliced whole-grain soft bread, white, or challah

1/2 cup brown mustard

1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

1/2 pound sliced havarti cheese

1 pound sliced ham

1 pound sliced turkey breast

1 1/2 cups medium to dark amber maple syrup

Heat a griddle pan or large skillet over medium high heat. Cook bacon and remove to paper towels to drain, 5 minutes. Drain off fat. Reheat griddle over medium heat. Make sandwiches in 2 batches.

Beat eggs with half-and-half, nutmeg and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the griddle or pan and melt. Turn 4 slices bread in batter, then add to griddle or pan. Turn bread after it browns, 2 to 3 minutes. Top 2 bread slices with mustard, the other 2 with cranberry sauce. Add 2 slices of cheese and bacon on the cranberry covered bread. Add ham, then turkey to the mustard covered bread. Use a spatula to assemble 2 sandwiches and turn and press gently to set sandwiches in place. Repeat to make 2 more sandwiches. Cut sandwiches from corner to corner. Heat syrup in microwave safe container for 30 seconds. Drizzle syrup over sandwiches at the table.

Yogurt Crunch

Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

6 cups vanilla yogurt

4 firm granola bars, any flavor: peanut butter, cinnamon, oats-n-honey

1/2 cup chopped nuts: walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts, toasted

1/2 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

Pour yogurt into a bowl. Add granola bars to a plastic food storage bag and crush. Add to yogurt along with nuts. Stir to combine all ingredients and transfer to cups. Top with strawberries and serve