The Monte Cristo sandwich, which is not to be confused with the 1975 classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has been around for well over a century. It is a lovely marriage of a grilled ham and a cheese sandwich meeting French toast. Often dusted with powdered sugar and topped with a fruit compote. The delicious medley of sweet meeting savory is a combination that the great Monty Python comedy group would be proud to serve in the King Arthur’s Court.

American Steam Griddled Monte Cristo Sandwich

Being able to utilize a hot griddle surface as well as steaming the sandwich is key to creating a beautifully mastered and crispy Monte Cristo. Along with an array of many of my other recipes found here:

Monte Cristo Batter:

3 Whole Eggs

1 C. Whole Milk

3 Tbl. White Sugar

1 Tbl. Vanilla Extract

Monte Cristo Ingredients:

2 Slices White Bread

Honey Ham

4 Slices Bacon

1 C. Blueberries

1 C. Cranberry Juice

Sliced Swiss Cheese

Sliced American Cheese

How to Create the Perfect Monte Cristo Sandwich:

  • Mix your ingredients for the batter together in a bowl.
  • Combine the blueberries and cranberry juice and simmer until it becomes thick, set it aside for later use.
  • Preheat your American Steam Griddle to 350°.
  • Dip the white bread into the batter and place on a hot and buttered griddle.
  • Griddle for five minutes and flip over to the other side, utilizing the steam shell lid.
  • Place a slice of Swiss cheese and a slice of cheddar on each piece.
  • Add the ham and bacon onto the French toast.
  • Place the other piece on top of it and let the cheese melt into the pork.
  • Slice the sandwich in half and top with blueberry compote and top with powdered sugar.
  • This big python of a sandwich is now ready to be devoured!