Monte Cristo Sandwich
2 slices sandwich bread
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 slices Gruyere or Provolone cheese
2 slices leftover ham and/or turkey
1 Tbsp prepared cranberry sauce
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons milk or cream
1 Tablespoon butter
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Spread 1 slice of bread with the Dijon mustard. Then layer on 1 slice of cheese followed by both slices of ham or turkey and the last piece of cheese. Spread the cranberry sauce on the other piece of bread, then press it, spread side down, on top of the cheese to create the sandwich. Place a skillet over medium-high heat. As the skillet heats, whisk the egg, flour and milk in a shallow bowl until blended.
Put the butter in the center of the pan. As it starts to melt, hold the sandwich together firmly and briefly submerge one surface in the egg batter then twist and submerge the other surface. Immediately place the sandwich in the pan, before the butter browns. Grill the sandwich on the first side for about 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Then flip it with a spatula and grill it on the second side for another 3 to 5 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer the sandwich from the pan to a plate or cutting board, slice it in half and dust with powdered sugar and serve.
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