Egg & Cheese Sandwich with Fried Turkey Ham on Butter Toasted Brioche and Pan Roasted Potatoes


4 slices bread of choice (Note 1)
1 large egg or 2 small eggs
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp mayonnaise (I like whole egg mayo)
2 – 4 slices gruyere cheese (or other grated or sliced melting cheese of choice)
Ham or turkey , sliced or shaved
1 – 2 tbsp unsalted butter


Lightly whisk egg, milk and a generous pinch of salt in a flat bowl.

Spread 2 slices of bread with mayonnaise.

Top with ham, then cheese, then sandwich with remaining slices of bread. Press down firmly.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Dip each side of the sandwiches briefly in the egg mixture, then place in skillet.

Cook the first side, pressing down with an egg flip, for 3 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Flip and cook the other side for 3 minutes, pressing down firmly with the egg flip, until golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately, while hot!

Recipe Notes:
1. This is great made with artisan (e.g. sourdough) bread or ordinary sandwich bread. Sourdough yields a slightly crunchier golden crust whereas sandwich bread has a higher ratio of soft gooey melted cheese and hot ham. I enjoy both!

2. No one should be counting calories for holiday eating! But because I know you will want to make this much more often than just in the days after Christmas, here you go. This is the nutrition for 1 Monte Cristo, assuming it’s made with ordinary white sandwich bread.

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