Thursday, January 6, 2011

Apple Cheddar Monte Cristos

I found this recipe in of the Rachael Ray's magazine. I have never actually tried a Monte Cristo before, but these sounded good. The original recipe did have bacon in it, but I omitted it as we are trying to have more meat free meals, but I did tell K about the bacon and he agreed it would have been a great addiction. He does have a slight addiction to the stuff.

Apple Cheddar Monte Cristos-shared from Rachael Ray
2 apples, thinly sliced
2-3 slices cheddar cheese
1 egg
2-3 tbsp milk
dash of nutmeg
1 loaf french bread or your favorite bread

Preheat griddle or george foreman grill.

Beat together egg, milk, and nutmeg.*The original recipe called for 3 eggs and half a cup of milk, but this made WAY to much egg mixture for my sandwiches and I used a whole loaf of bread, so I cut down the amounts, you can always make more if needed)

Take one piece of bread and slather/dip it into the egg mix. Lay on griddle or grill. Lay on half a slice of cheese followed by 2-3 slices of apple, followed by another half a slice of cheese.(I had small pieces of bread so you may want 2 whole slices/sandwich). Close grill and cook for about 2-3 mins until golden brown. If you are using a griddle flip once cheese is melted and one side is golden.

**This was a very quick and easy weekend night meal...if I had planned better on the bread, but that was my mistake. I didn't think you could really taste the egg on the outside as the apple and cheddar took over on the flavor scale. We served them with roasted sweet and white potatoes and it was very filling!

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