Monte Cristo Sandwich

pinches of salt and pepper
4 slices sturdy white bread (or white bread of preference)
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ pound thick sliced baked ham
½ ounce, weight shredded gruyere cheese
additional salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
optional garnish/toppings: powdered sugar, honey, preserves

INSTRUCTIONS: Beat eggs in a shallow dish (large enough to fit a sandwich) along with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Assemble sandwiches, with mustard, mayonnaise, ham, cheese, salt and pepper to personal preference. Slightly compress sandwich.

Over medium heat melt butter in skillet.

Dip and coat each sandwich in beaten egg, and place in skillet. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned to liking and cheese has melted.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

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