Thanksgiving Monte Cristos For Two Recipe @pinch

A Monte Cristo sandwich is the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Using leftover turkey and cranberry sauce is a tasty way to dress up a classic sandwich. Slices of sweet pear complement the savory cheese. Fry and dust with a little powdered sugar for a gold star meal. Another way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving! Another great way to do a Monte is with leftover chicken from the grill, honey dijon mustard, and cheddar cheese. Either way, a great treat!

thanksgiving monte cristos for two
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1/3 pound(s) leftover turkey, chicken or fresh turkey or chicken
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • - coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper, if turkey is already seasoned you may not need this
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon(s) jellied cranberry sauce or honey dijon mustard
  • 4 slice(s) whole grain bread or wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 - ripe pear sliced thin or apple
  • 4 slice(s) Swiss cheese, provolone or cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) powdered sugar for dusting
Intructions :
  • If using leftover meat, measure and go to step 2. If using fresh turkey or chicken, slice turkey or chicken in half horizontally, creating thin cutlets. Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and saute for 5 min or until no longer pink in the center. Remove and reserve on a plate
  • In a shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon together until blended
  • Spread cranberry sauce or mustard on one side of each slice of bread and place sauce side up on the work surface
  • Layer 2 slices with a piece of cheese, spinach, pear or apple, turkey or chicken, and another piece of cheese
  • Top with the remaining slice of bread, sauce side down. Gently press together. You should now have 2 sandwiches
  • Heat remaining oil in the skillet over med-high heat. Use a wide spatula to carefully dip each sandwich into the egg mix, coating both sides. You can help it along with a brush if you would like to or if you feel that you need more egg mixture, double up on the milk, eggs, nutmeg, and cinnamon as well
  • Place in a hot skillet. Saute turning once in about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and cut sandwich on an angle
  • Arrange the sandwiches on a plate and dust with 1 Tbsp of powdered sugar each. If you wish, you can have extra sauce on the side for dipping or spreading onto the sandwich.

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