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French Toast Monte Cristo: The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich!

Truly the ultimate breakfast sandwich! Turkey, ham, bacon, lots of cheese, fried egg, and tasty preserves, tucked between two slices of thick, lightly sweetened challah French toast.

Serves 4 sandwiches     adjust servings

Preparation 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins


  • 8 slices challah bread, 1-inch slices
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese
  • 4 slices Gouda cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 8 slices turkey
  • 8 slices ham
  • 4 eggs, fried
  • Bonne Maman Apricot Raspberry Preserves


  1. Heat a lightly oiled griddle to 350 degrees F, or a skillet over medium-high flame.
  2. In a shallow bowl, gently beat together milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Soak each side of 2-4 bread slices (depending on size of griddle/pan) in egg mixture and place on griddle, cooking for 2-4 minutes until golden brown. Flip each slice. While other side is browning, spread 2 Tablespoons of preserves over one slice, then top with 1 slice of Havarti, 2 slices bacon, and 1 fried egg. Top the other slice with 1 slice of Gouda, 2 slices each turkey and ham. Cook 4-6 minutes until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.
  4. Carefully flip turkey/ham toast slice onto bacon/egg slice, then remove from griddle/pan with a spatula to a plate.
  5. Repeat with other slices of challah, creating 4 sandwiches. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with additional preserves if desired. Enjoy!


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