Hello....Fall is fast approaching, finally!! Here's another recipe that works great when using a cast-iron pan. You don't normally think of cast-iron when you think of these sandwiches, but try it - you'll love it!
Monte Cristo Sandwiches:
For 4 sandwiches, you will need:
8 slices of white sandwich bread
2 t. Dijon mustard
8 oz. thinly-sliced roasted turkey
8 oz. thinly-sliced smoked ham
8 oz. thinly-sliced Swiss cheese
4 large eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 stick butter, unsalted
Spread 4 of the bread slices with 1/2 t. of Dijon mustard. Place on each of the mustard slices 1/4 each of the turkey, ham and cheese, then top with the other bread slices to make 4 sandwiches.
Put the eggs and milk in a medium bowl and whisk until blended well.
In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Dip each sandwich into the batter. Turn the sandwiches to let the sandwiches absorb the batter well. In the buttery skillet, cook the sandwiches until they are crispy on the outside, the cheese has melted and they are golden brown. This will be about 2-4 minutes on each side.
Cut each sandwich on the diagonal to form two triangles and serve quickly.