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Shortcut Monte Cristo Sandwich

Shortcut Monte Cristo Sandwich on Ben's Honey Wheat Bread

Shortcut Monte Cristo Sandwich on Ben's Honey Wheat Bread - with brie apple and ham...but feel free to create your own cheesy combination of flavours.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine French Inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 4 slices Ben's Honey Wheat Bread
  • 2 eggs
  • tbsp cream or milk
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 4 ounces good quality sliced ham lightly sauté to warm it if you prefer, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces brie cheese at room temperature
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple thinly sliced
  • a little butter for frying


  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer it to a shallow dish, larger than the size of the bread pieces.
  3. Melt a little butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dip the bread slices in the egg batter before placing them in the hot pan.
  4. Cook until golden brown on one side then flip them over and add the cheese on top of one slice and the ham and apple on top of the other.
  5. When the bottoms cook to golden brown again, flip the cheese topped slice onto the ham and apple topped slice.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board, slice and serve.