I love making a fancier sandwich at home. It jazzes it up and personally I just love a warm sandwich. Nothing beats warm melted cheese in a sandwich!
Monte Cristo Sandwich
(Adapted from She Wears Many Hats)
Makes 2 sandwiches
pinches of salt and pepper
4 slices sturdy white bread (or white bread of preference)
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ pound thick sliced baked ham
½ ounce, weight shredded gruyere cheese
additional salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
optional garnish/toppings: powdered sugar, honey, preserves
Beat eggs in a shallow dish (large enough to fit a sandwich) along with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Assemble sandwiches, with mustard, mayonnaise, ham, cheese, salt and pepper to personal preference. Slightly compress sandwich.
Over medium heat melt butter in skillet.
Dip and coat each sandwich in beaten egg, and place in skillet. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned to liking and cheese has melted.