Okay, I’ll admit it…I am not a fan of leftovers.
The only exception to my dislike of leftovers are holiday leftovers. I’m talking about Thanksgiving turkey dinner leftovers and Christmas dinner leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be transformed into dishes that are spectacular. One of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to reinvent a holiday meal is in the form of a sandwich.
Who can forget Ross’ reaction when his coworker ate his Thanksgiving leftover sandwich – the one with the moist-maker. He lost his mind and his job over his love for that leftover sandwich.
So, as we head toward Easter weekend I am already looking forward to piling up the leftover baked ham inside a glorious sandwich. All the effort that went into making the oven roasted ham will be enjoyed inside a crispy, melty monté cristo sandwich. Melted smoked cheddar cheese, a touch of mustard, mayonnaise and a light fry on the Dempster’s Honey Wheat bread will be our family’s lunch on the day after our big Easter dinner. A super simple sandwich that takes leftover to an epic level.
Melty Monte Cristo Sandwich
4 slices of bread Dempster’s Honey Wheat bread
1/2 pound of baked ham, sliced
100 grams of smoked cheddar, sliced
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
To prepare the sandwich, spread mayonnaise and mustard on the bread. Then top with sliced ham and sliced cheese. We went with smoked cheddar, but you could use gouda, mozzarella or swiss. A cheese that melts nicely makes a good choice.
In the meantime, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the dipped sandwich to the skillet. Let the sandwich fry for at least 3 minutes on each side. The amount of time will depend on the amount of cheese used – more cheese, means more time on the heat to melt.
THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY DEMPSTER’S.
THE OPINIONS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.
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