Today, is yet another great food holiday. Today celebrate the Monte Cristo. Wow!! What a fancy name, what exactly is it. Well it is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. Very popular between the 1930s and 1960s and often found in cookbooks during that time as well. It can also be found under names such as french sandwich, toasted ham sandwich, and french toasted cheese sandwich.
Easy MONTE CRISTO
1 full package of 24 count rolls - Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are our favorite
1 1/black forest ham - thinly sliced
24 slices ofSwiss cheese
1/4 C pineapple juice
1 stick butter
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 T dijon mustard
3 T brown sugar
1 tsp corn starch
With a long bread knife, slice rolls open - if you are using Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, keep all rolls in tact and slice right through the center of the rolls. Onceyou can cut the individual rolls for serving.
Make glaze on stove top. Bring to a slight boil & let cool slightly. With a pastry brush, brush the glaze on to the open face side of the rolls. Reserve a little glaze for the top of rolls.
Layer on the open face side of rolls - meat, cheese, meat and cheese and place the other half of rolls on top.
Brush a light coating of glaze on top of rolls. Cover snugly with foil.320 (convection oven) 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot.
Serve with raspberry jam, pineapple tidbits or ranch dressing.
Yum, YUM, YUM!!