Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich is the classic Monte Cristo ham sandwich- cleverly disguised inside a waffle.
Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
I think everyone loves waffles. We know our president does. I am reminded of his classic quip while being hounded by the press for an interview during breakfast, with his warm plate growing cold before him.
“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”
Yes, the job of being POTUS can be tough, even at breakfast. But you, dear reader, have no such worries. Can you eat your waffle? Why yes. Yes, you can eat your waffle, and even if you don’t have a recipe, Sunday Supper bloggers are right here to provide you with a bevvy of choices, both sweet and savory.
I am continually happy to be one of those bloggers, and enjoy helping the events come to fruition (I am hosting this one). And for this event, I decided to do something a little different by making a play off the old classic Monte Cristo sandwich. If you haven’t had one of those before, the sandwich is ham with cheese and raspberry jam inside of French toast.
But why should the French have all the fun?
Why shouldn’t waffles be as respectable in a croque monsieur?
Why can’t I just eat my waffle? (as a Monte Cristo?)
Why yes. Yes, you can.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my little bit of humor as well as the sandwiches. We inhaled them. I know Dolores McFadden Montgomery, a woman I knew since I was a small kid, would be proud. Monte Cristo sandwiches were always her favorite. This could well be my new fav, for breakfast, brunch or brinner, it’s a winner.
Until next time-
Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich
- 4 slices thick soft white bread (Texas Toast)(not the frozen garlic bread type)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- pinch nutmeg
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 5 ounces thin deli sliced ham
- 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar or confectioner’s sugar
- Whisk together the eggs, milk and nutmeg.
- Dip bread slices in egg mixture then place in a waffle iron and cook until browned.
- Layer sandwich with ham and jam in between two slices of Swiss.
- Melt butter on a griddle and heat sandwiches until cheese melts and ham is hot.
- Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Hosted by Sue Lau of Palatable Pastime
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Thank you so much for this recipe!
Hope you enjoy. I like that it gives new ideas for brunch when we have guests.
This looks like the perfect grilled sandwich..Yumm!!
Ha, ha, love your sense of humor, Sue, as well as your creative waffle sandwich. Thanks so much for hosting today!
I love our president and am glad I can have some fun with him, if only vicariously.
Well, I am not hounded by the media, but my children are another story. I would have to ignore them, to sink my teeth into this deliciousness.
That looks amazing! I love a good monte cristo and the waffling (that’s a thing, right?) Makes it look that much more special. What a great idea!
It definitely gave it more surface crunch.
Yum, yum, yum. I just had a discussion with my husband about making a waffle sandwich, definitely going to try your recipe 🙂
I was going to do a chicken and waffles sandwich but forgot to take photos. How does that happen? I take pics of everything! LOL!
Gorgeous Monte Cristo, Sue! Thank you for inspiring me to elevate waffles to a new level =) Appreciate also your lovely hosting of this very fun SundaySupper.
I love this idea. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting the waffle event 🙂
I love Monte Cristo sandwiches! You really kicked ’em up a notch!
I’ve always wanted to try a monte cristo sandwich because they sound so good….well this sounds even better!
It’s certainly a bit easier.
Great idea to use waffles as sandwich bread – yours looks great. Thanks for hosting!