Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the big meal usually comes big leftovers! There are some good old classics when it comes to using up your post Thanksgiving bounty: Turkey Soup, Turkey and Stuffing Casserole, Turkey Tetrazzini, and Hot Turkey Sandwiches.
When Walmart asked me to share a recipe for leftovers I wanted to try give you something different from those good old classics. Something a bit unusual, but that would still be a family pleaser. Something that didn’t need a ton of ingredients you wouldn’t have in the house. Thus was born (and yes–as far as I know I made this up completely on my own) Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwiches.
Monte Cristo Sandwiches have always fascinated me–they are basically a sandwich cooked inside savory french toast. Who thought that up? The original is made with ham and cheese, dipped in an egg batter and sometimes served with raspberry preserves. Well I’ve got turkey and cranberry, that’s got to be at least as good as ham and preserves, right?
The sandwiches I came up with were SO GOOD. Seriously. Every single person in the house was skeptical until they took that first bite. Then they just disappeared off the platter! This recipe doesn’t have specific amounts as it depends on how many sandwiches you want to make.
Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich
- Turkey leftover or luncheon meat
- Cranberry Sauce
- Swiss Cheese
- Texas Toast
Make your sandwich. On bread spread some cranberry sauce on one side and layer Swiss cheese and turkey.
In a bowl big enough to hold the sandwich beat one egg with a bit of milk (1-2 TBS), salt and pepper. Dip the sandwich in the eggs. Make more egg mixture as needed.
In a medium hot skillet fry the sandwich long enough to cook the egg, melt the cheese and warm the turkey.
This is more of a process then a recipe--just follow the process and adjust the amounts to what you have available.
I’ve got some other unusual turkey recipes I’ve posted in the past, like my Spa Inspired Turkey Pear Sandwich and Cranberry Walnut Turkey Crescent Ring that you might enjoy.
Some of the other Walmart Moms are also posting their favorite recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. I’ll keep adding them as they go live between now and Thanksgiving: