The best part of breakfast is when it can be eaten anytime of day and for just about any occasion. If making breakfast or morning snack is always your priority then you can buy a Sandwich and Waffle Maker. Using this machine, you can make sweet and savory waffles, even sandwiches and bread toasts right in your room in an easier, healthier and faster way.
Recipe of the Day: Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwhich
This week’s featured recipe is the the Eggo Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwhich. Waffle makers can make almost anything better. Before, a Monte Cristo sandwich and a waffle existed as two different food, much loved brunch entities. One fulfilled certain before noon desires for savory, and the other for syrup-drenched sweet. However, today they become one with the help of the Waffle Maker. Monte Cristo is a toasted, fried/grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is sometimes batter dipped, and often has a sweet quality from the bread/batter or from coating of powdered sugar goes over top and a side of strawberry jam nearby for dipping the crunchy corners.
It’s this odd combo of sweet and savory that somehow works quite well. This is a ham and cheese sandwich that gets dipped in egg batter and fried, french-toast style. Here’s how to the recipe to make a delicious Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwhich using a waffle maker.
Eggo Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwhich
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 8 Eggo Homestyle or Buttermilk Waffles, thawed
- 12 thin slices turkey breast
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 12 slices Black Forest or other ham
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar
- ¼ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
- In a wide, shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk to combine.
- Lay out 4 Eggo Waffles on a work surface and top each with 2 slices turkey, 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham. Then top each with one of the remaining 4 Eggo Waffles.
- Warm a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Melt butter (if pan is not large enough to accommodate all 4 sandwiches, melt half of butter and cook sandwiches in 2 batches). When butter sizzles, swirl pan to coat.
- Carefully dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning to lightly coat both sides. Shake off excess egg mixture.
- Lay sandwiches in hot pan. Cook, turning once, until sandwiches are well-browned on both sides.
- To serve, cut sandwiches in half and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve jam alongside sandwiches for dipping. Serves 4.
From Real Mom Kitchen original recipe.
If Eggo Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwhich aren’t your thing, don’t worry. You can also make any kind of sandwich and waffles. Really, the only limit is your imagination. So the next time you are trying to come up with something for breakfast, something that won’t take much of work but will result in a table with happy faces, consider breakfast for dinner. Get out ingredients and get creative.
What’s Your Most loved Waffle Creation?
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