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Lite Monte Cristo Panini

Ok, so it's not a true Monte Cristo unless dipped in egg or batter, but all the components are here for a lite version of the iconic sandwich.

Prep Time 10 MIN
Cook Time 5 MIN
Total Time 15 MIN
Serves 4 PEOPLE
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Ingredients & Instructions

  • 16 oz Frick’s quarter sliced ham
  • 8 oz sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 8 slices Texas toast
  • 4 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter

Step 1

Pre-heat Panini maker to 380°F or to Panini setting. If using a skillet, heat to medium high prior to adding sandwich.

Step 2

Spread 1/2 Tbsp. grape jelly on one side of each slice of Texas toast. Place 4 oz (approximately 4 slices) of ham on top of one slice of bread per sandwich. Place 2 oz sliced Swiss cheese on top of ham. Place Texas toast on top of cheese, jelly side down.

Step 3

Liberally butter top and bottom of sandwich and place into Panini maker or skillet. Grill sandwiches for 3 minutes in Panini maker, or 3 minutes per side in skillet. Remove from Panini maker and allow to cool 2 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

A Chef Peter Rumbolo creation.

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