One of my favorite Thanksgiving food leftovers is a good ol’ turkey sandwich on white bread with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. But if you tire of these or simply want to take it to a new level, try this Thanksgiving Monte Cristo. Add an apricot cranberry dipping sauce and you’ve got something truly special.
I’ve always loved a good Monte Cristo. I’ve had them at Disneyland and we used to have a local restaurant that made the BEST Monte Cristo sandwiches!
I was enjoying one at a local restaurant that has recently added them to the menu and it inspired me to create this Thanksgiving Monte Cristo. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving Monte Cristo with Apricot Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Delicious way to use Thanksgiving leftovers
- 4 slices white bread
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 2 slices leftover turkey
- 4 tbsp leftover stuffing/dressing
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pinch sage, ground
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 pinch rosemary
- 4 tbsp coconut oil - for frying
Beat eggs, milk, salt, pepper, sage, thyme and rosemary in a pie plate or bowl wide enough to dip sandwiches.
Spread mayonnaise in a thin layer on each bread slice.
Spread a tiny bit of mustard on two of the bread slices.
Place a slice of provolone on each slice of bread.
Place slice of turkey on two of the slices of bread.
Add a couple of tablespoons of stuffing on top of the turkey.
Place the slices of bread with just provolone face down on the turkey/stuffing.
Press each sandwich together firmly. You can cover with a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper and place a heavy iron skillet on top or simply press very firmly with your hand. If desired, cut off the bread crusts.
Carefully dip each sandwich in the egg mixture being sure to coat both sides well.
Over medium high heat melt coconut oil in skillet. When hot, carefully place sandwiches in skillet and cook until nicely browned. Flip sandwiches and brown the other side.
Remove from skillet, cut each sandwich in half or fourths. Serve with apricot cranberry dipping sauce.
Apricot Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Stir apricot preserves into whole berry cranberry sauce in approximately 1 to 4 ratio of preserves to cranberry sauce. Mix well.
These are super easy to make and so delicious you might be tempted to cook a turkey and some stuffing just so you can have leftovers for this recipe.
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– Use a good, thick-sliced, white bread for this recipe.
– Here is my super easy recipe for cranberry sauce:
If you choose not to make your own, you can simply used canned, whole berry cranberry sauce. Homemade is best but the canned works just fine.
-I used provolone cheese but any mild cheese works fine.
– I like coconut oil for frying these but you can use butter, too. Just use a bit lower temperature to fry them so the butter doesn’t burn.
-For the vegetarians, use a vegetarian stuffing and just skip the turkey. It will still be delicious.