Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo

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Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Difficulty: Easy

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8 slices bread (potato bread, challah, or any other soft bread)
1 cup fontina cheese, grated
8 slices cooked turkey breast
1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce
1 cup baby arugula leaves
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
pinch nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter





Lay the 4 slices of the bread out on a cutting board.

On each slice, place 2 tablespoons of the fontina, followed by 2 slices of the turkey, and 2 tablespoons of the cranberry sauce.

Equally divide the arugula leaves and place on next layer.

Top with the remaining fontina and remaining bread slices.

Press down firmly on sandwiches to seal in the filling.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and nutmeg.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter.

Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture coating both sides.

When butter is melted in skillet, add the sandwiches and cook until golden brown.

Flip sandwich and repeat with other side, adding more butter if necessary.

Remove from pan, drain on paper towels, and let sit for a few minutes.

Cut in halves and serve.

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Hi Paula I love you and your family.Your going to come back bigger and better if that's possible keep up the great things that you do, and don't worry about anything.love ann

By ann mcgann on November 26, 2013


This looked so good that even Sara Lee posted a link on their FB page!!

By Wendy on March 23, 2013


I love watching your shows and all the recipes. I find myself wanting to cook now, and try new recipes. I am on Web on your recipes, writing them all down. Wish my husband was here to try my new recipes. He was killed nearly 13 years ago. You sure don't know what life is going to put you through! We had lost our only son 2 years prior to my husband dying. We had been married 33 years. I have 3 daughters left now.I haven't been to Savannah, but, we moved to Fort Valley, Georgia when our son was 6 months old. My husband worked with brotherin-law at Blue Bird Bus Co. We really liked Georgia. Didn's stay there long, though. Keep up the great recipes. Thank you for everything, Linda

By Linda Gonzales on March 15, 2013


I love Monte Cristo sandwiches and I love turkey with cranberry sauce so I will definitely try this out. I am a huge fan of Paula and Jamie and Bobby and have many of their cookbooks. I've never been disappointed with any of the recipes.

By Linda on March 01, 2013


have not tried this but will. i love paula deen and her boys. they always seem to be so dang happy and their food recipes that i have tried are delicious

By carol on November 26, 2012


Just made these for lunch with Thanksgiving leftovers... So good! I made a few changes based on what I had (added ham with the turkey, used a combo of white cheddar and smoked Gouda ect) my very picky husband loved them too. Great football food!

By Anna P on November 25, 2012


Dear Paula, I once ate at Grandma's Saloon in Duluth, Minnesota and tried a Monte Cristo sandwich, which was deep fried, then served with raspberry yogurt on the side. Have you ever tried this? I would like to know what type of batter to use. The sandwich was quite browned when served. Thank you for your time in advance, and would appreciate any feedback you may have.

By sherry gaetke on September 23, 2012


Not bad at all, kinda like a French toast chicken sandwich.

By Earl on August 04, 2012


I'm going to try this, looks very good. Was just wondering if you have the calorie count on this one? I can think of a couple ways already to save calories on it.

By Joyce on May 01, 2012



By Paul on November 26, 2011


yum yum cant wait till christmas ... and when I have some turkey and cranberry left over I will be making these ... thank you for sharing love sandy xx ps hope you don't mind but I have put this on my blog for safe keeping ... this is my blog if you would care to take a peep it is usually full of my crafty bits but now I am a bit addicted to pinterest tooooo http://sandyscraftybits.blogspot.com/

By sandy on November 15, 2011


Hey, Paula. I just copied the Turkey Cranberry Monte Cristo sandwich. I'm thinking to save some calories and instead of using the egg dip, just brush on a little olive oil and use the panini grill. (well, I really use my electric grill, but it works, without buy another appliance.) I have most of your cookbooks,including magazine subscription. The one I stll plan on getting is the Savannah cooking, which I'll get soon. I have the book you wrote about your life and the one your precious hubby wrote about life with you!! Both incredibly honest, and entertaining. Keep the faith, and keep on doin' what you're doin'. We're all lovin' you for it. Bonnie Sorensen

By Bonnie Sorensen on January 12, 2011

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