Thursday, September 1, 2011
Southwestern Monte Cristo Sandwiches
I'm probably dating myself here, but do you remember the show FRIENDS? I so miss that Thursday night escape. *sighs* My favorite FRIENDS character was Joey. His loyalty, his oblivious reactions, and his hysterical antics never failed to entertain, but if I had to pick one thing about Joey that really hooked me...It was his love of sandwiches.
Check out this classic episode clip of Joey & his sandwich:
I love sandwiches. They're easy to make and always seem to hit the spot. You can eat them hot or cold and the flavor combinations are almost endless. Overall, I'm a pretty reserved person. Truly, it takes a lot to ruffle my feathers. But if you want to see the claws come out...go after my sandwich. Heck, just reaching you hand across my plate would place your fingers in peril. LOL. Seriously though, I am territorial about my food. Respect that, and we'll get along just fine. *grin*
Moving right along, I'd like to introduce to you a super tasty sandwich! Everyone, this is Southwestern Monte Cristo Sandwich. Southwestern Monte Cristo Sandwich, this is everyone.
To make this sandwich you will need the following ingredients:
In a mixing bowl beat two eggs, add 1 tablespoon of milk and two dashes of Tabasco sauce. Set aside.
Grab two slices of sandwich bread.
Spread one side with a thin coat of good Mayo.
Spread the other with red jalepeno jelly.
Now add thinly sliced mesquite flavor turkey breast from the deli to one side and a slice of pepper jack cheese to the other.
Put your sandwich together.
Quickly roll sandwich in egg mixture (do not let it sit and soak).
Place egg coated sandwich in a skillet with melted butter over medium heat.
Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side to melt cheese and warm the meat through.
Flip once side has browned and cook the other side.
Cut in half and serve.
I love the spicy sweet bite of this sandwich. It's wonderful served with your favorite black bean soup or side dish, or just serve it up with some yummy chips.
Southwestern Monte Cristo Sandwich
Yields 4 sandwiches.
8 slices sandwich bread
Red Jalapeno Jelly
8oz Thinly sliced mesquite turkey breast from deli counter
4 Slices pepper jack cheese (you can double this if you want)
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon milk
2 Dashes Tabasco
Butter for skillet.
In a mixing bowl beat two eggs, add 1 tablespoon of milk and two dashes of Tabasco sauce. Set aside. Grab two slices of sandwich bread. Spread one slice with a thin coat of good Mayo and the other with red jalapeno jelly. Add desired amount of turkey lunch meat to one side and a slice of pepper jack cheese to the other. Put sandwich together and quickly roll in egg mixture (do not let sandwich soak). Melt butter in a skillet and fry sandwich over medium heat until both sides have browned. Cut in half and serve.
Hope you enjoy!