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Monte Cristo

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From EatingWell: 

If you're not familiar with the Monte Cristo sandwich, think of it as a cross between a ham-and-cheese sandwich and deep-fried French toast. It's especially tasty with the currant or raspberry jam it's usually served with. We forgo the deep frying for a quick turn in a skillet with a bit of oil until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place the baking sheet in the oven.
  2. Whisk egg, egg whites, milk and nutmeg in a shallow dish until combined.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon jam on each slice of bread. Divide turkey, ham and cheese evenly among 4 slices. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread, jam-side down.
  4. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Dip 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place the battered sandwiches in the pan, cover and cook until browned and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per serving : 355 Calories; 11 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 100 mg Cholesterol; 35 g Carbohydrates; 29 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 717 mg Sodium; 236 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat