Most food historian generally think that the Monte Cristo sandwich is a variation of a French dish called Croque Monsieur. This original grilled cheese sandwich consisted of Gruyere cheese and lean ham between two slices of crust-less bread, fried in clarified butter. It was originally served in 1910 in a Paris cafe.
If you love French Toast, you will definitely love this sandwich. The basic sandwich is a double-decker sandwich, two slices of white bread containing ham, turkey, or chicken, and a slice of cheese that are dipped in beaten egg and fried in butter. The secret to this sandwich is the batter, and getting it fried just right. This sandwich is crisp on the outside and custardy on the inside.
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 slices multigrain bread
2 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey
2 ounces thinly sliced smoked deli ham
2 ounces sliced baby Swiss cheese
2 large egg eggs, beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
Combine mayonnaise and wasabi; set aside. In another bowl, combine mango and brown sugar; puree with an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender. Set aside.
Assemble sandwiches by spreading two slices of bread with mayonnaise mixture. Layer slices evenly with turkey, ham and cheese. If desired, spread remaining bread with chutney. Top meat and cheese with remaining bread. Dip sandwiches in eggs.
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown sandwiches over medium-high heat about 2-3 minutes on each side.