Caramelized Monte Cristo Recipe With Fried Egg

This amazing Monte Cristo Recipe features a fried egg and confectioners sugar.

| November 2013

  • This Caramelized Monte Cristo Recipe is updated with a fried egg.
    Photo Courtesy Sasquatch Books
  • Lara Ferroni offers more than 70 egg-infused classic recipes in "Put An Egg On It."
    Cover Courtesy Sasquatch Books

A perfect resource for egg lovers of all types, Put An Egg On It (Sasquatch Books, 2013) features over 70 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts — all with eggs as a featured ingredient. Lara Ferroni creates tasty twists on classic comfort foods, and proves that eggs make almost every dish better! This excerpt from “Breakfasts” updates the Monte Cristo by adding a fried egg to the mix.

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: Put An Egg On It.

More from Put An Egg On It:
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Chocolate Meringue Pie Recipe With Malt
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Caramelized Monte Cristo Recipe With Fried Egg

French toast and ham together in one sandwich can only be made better by a fried egg! The result is sweet, savory, and creamy all at the same time. Rather than deep-frying, as is often done with the Monte Cristo, I prefer pan-frying in butter to get really nice caramelization on the bread. Note that the sandwich needs to chill for at least an hour before you batter and fry it, or you can make it a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight.

Makes 1 sandwich

2 eggs
2 teaspoons apricot or other preserves, plus more for serving
2 slices rustic country bread
1 slice ham
2 tablespoons goat cheese
2 tablespoons milk
Pinch of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
Confectioners’ sugar, for sprinkling



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