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When I first went to college, I wasn’t very opening to trying new foods. Like ever. I blame my mom. Funny thing is, I wasn’t even really that picky. But “weird foods”, like tomato basil bread, or serving preserves alongside a sandwich, or tzatziki sauce…nope. Not going there. I credit my sister with helping to expand my pallet.
When I arrived freshman year of college at West Virginia University, she was starting her Master’s degree. Luckily for me, she was already at the try anything stage. I remember us going to this restaurant where I ordered chicken tenders and fries. She goes and orders a “Monte Cristo” sandwich. “A what”, I said!? She explains that it’s this ham, turkey and cheese sandwich that’s deep fried and topped with powdered sugar and served with raspberry preserves.
Okay, sounds intriguing.
Our food comes out and I instantly want to taste her food. It looked amazing. I was hesitant to dip it in the raspberry preserves, but I did, and that too was amazingly delicious. Fast forward to today and I will pretty much try anything and I’m working to make sure my girls have an expanded pallet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not offering up caviar and kangaroo, but they definitely aren’t ones to balk at speciality breads and will consume almost anything you sit down in front of them.
Back to the Monte Cristo Sandwich.
Obviously it’s ham, turkey, and cheese, layered to perfection. I wanted to make this for our family, but I wanted to option to not deep fry it. Insert: Air Fryer. An air fryer gives you the ability to have the perfect crunch with the added calories of frying. It’s a win-win. Then, one day I was walking through my local Wal-mart and saw these new Eggo Cinna-Toast and a brilliant light went off in my head.
Make an Cinna-Toast Air Fryer Monte Cristo Sandwhich.
I quickly noticed on the packaging that Eggo’s are now made with artificial flavors and colors from natural sources, which makes me a happy mama. The Eggo® Cinna-Toasts™ are cinnamon roll flavored and naturally a delicious, fun-filled way to eat breakfast! But they can be used for so much more. I also love that they are perforated to pull apart which would make these the perfect sized sliders for parties. This air fryer monte cristo sandwich is great for lunch or an after school snack!
Here’s how you can make one too!
Monte Cristo level up! Pair New! Eggo Cinna-Toast bread with traditional monte cristo sandwich ingredients for the ultimate sandwich with a healthier twist.
- 3/4 lb Black Forest Ham thinly sliced
- 1/2 lb Smoke Turkey Breast thinly sliced
- 4 slices Gouda cheese
- 8 slices swiss cheese
- 8 slices Eggo Cinna-Toast
- 1 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- Raspberry Sauce
Lay out one slice of Eggo Cinna-Toast.
- Layer sandwich as follows: one slice gouda, 2-3 slices ham, slice of swiss, 2-3 slice turkey, slice of swiss, 2-3 slices ham, slice of gouda
- Top with another slice of Eggo Cinna-Toast.
Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
- Place in air fryer on 392 degrees F for 8 minutes.
- Carefully remove sandwich (will be hot!).
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Serve alongside prepared raspberry sauce.
Nutritional Facts do not contain value for raspberry sauce.
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