American Recipes: Holle's Breakfast Monte Cristo

American Recipes: Breakfast

I love great American recipes for breakfast! This is how I turned a lunch sandwich into a breakfast sandwich. Hubby and I are members of a private club with a great restaurant. When I got out more, we dined there often. One of my favorite dishes served at the club was their Monte Cristo sandwich. In case you’re not familiar with this treat, the traditional version is made with ham, Swiss cheese, two slices of bread, cream, eggs, and a dash of cinnamon. Many cooks dust the fried sandwich with powdered sugar.

One day I decided that the Monte Cristo would make a pretty darn good breakfast sandwich with a few tweaks. I felt that I was up to the challenge, so I began my quest. I made several versions of my newly invented breakfast sandwich, but I finally decided it needed a little something more. I finally came up with the following recipe:


Holle’s Monte Cristo breakfast sandwich

What you’ll need:


3 slices thick hickory-smoked bacon

½ bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 heaping tablespoon thinly sliced green onions

Softened butter

2 slices stale bread

1 slice Swiss cheese

1 slice sharp cheddar cheese

2 eggs

2 tablespoons cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. In bacon drippings, sauté bell pepper and onion until tender. Drain.

Butter one side of each bread slice. On one slice of buttered bread, place the Swiss cheese. Place the cheddar on the other.

Place the bacon, bell pepper, and onion on top of the cheddar, and place the other bread and cheese on top to make the sandwich. Wrap the sandwich tightly in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. You can make the sandwiches and refrigerate them overnight, if you wish.

Beat together the eggs and the cream, and add the salt and pepper.

Dip the sandwich in the egg mixture and fry in butter on medium heat. Brown both sides.

To learn how to make the original Monte Cristo sandwich, watch the following video:


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Habee, I wish I could have grabbed that sandwich right out of that man's hands. It was very clever to adapt the recipe to make a breakfast meal. Rated up!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Now, you are bringing out the great stuff. Thank you.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I'm gonna try this recipe, Holle.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I will definitely try this one. Thanks.


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

Stop! You're making me hungry!


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

You are a woman after my own heart :) - I am bookmarking this, rating it up, voting, and facebooking it. My friends would love this recipe.


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msannec 6 years ago from Mississippi (The Delta)

This looks soooo delicious! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Yummy, yummy, habee.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I haven't tasted it yet habee, but it sounds delicious, I think habee, you should put your own web about food and recipe, Maita


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is good to know all about delicious Breakfast.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That looks mighty good, Spanky....I'll be over this weekend and expect it on the menu!


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myawn 6 years ago from Florida

I want to try this recipe looks delicious


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Pam!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, HH!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

chris, I know you'll like it!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Bpop! How have you been? Sorry, I've been lost in contest land!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sorry, Judy!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

V, you are too sweet!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Anne! Let me know how it turns out!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Glad you liked the hub, drbj!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Maita, I've thought about that!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, HP!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

buckie, you're always welcome at my house!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Myawn!


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Habee, I have been thinking about Monte Cristos lately, so I had to stop by here. This looks amazing! I like your tweaks that you did. I love how theres a lot of flavor going on in Monte Cristos. Yum!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Sunny!


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

This sounds so delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, Nancy!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I'm off to check if we have the necessary! If we do, guess what I'm doing today!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful tweaks!

Love and peace

Tony


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I hope you like it, Tony!

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