A “Western” version of the classic Monte Cristo with Texas toast sandwiching the tender ham and cheese, accented with a zesty mostarda and a French toast batter all cooked to a crispy golden brown.
|1 lb||Charlie’s Pride American Kurobuta Ham, thinly sliced|
|½ tsp||Kosher salt|
|¼ tsp||Black pepper|
|¼ cup||Whole grain mustard|
|¼ cup||Raspberry preserves|
|8 slices||Texas toast|
|4 slices||Swiss cheese|
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together mustard and raspberry preserves to make the mostarda. On one side of each slice of Texas toast, spread 1 tablespoon mostarda, top with 4 slices ham and 1 slice cheese. Melt butter in sauté pan over medium heat; dip assembled sandwich in egg batter and place in pan. When golden brown, flip and continue cooking until both sides are golden. Repeat with remaining sandwiches, serve immediately.