Turkey and Bacon Monte Cristo

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, May 30, 2014

Aired May 30, 2014

Serves 4

8 slices bacon
3 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons prepared
Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons butter
8 slices good quality white bread, hand slices
3/4 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store-bought
12 thin slices roast or smoked turkey breast
8 thin slices Emmentaler Swiss cheese
12 bread and butter pickle slices


Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake bacon on a slotted pan to crisp, 12-14 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Melt butter in a small pan over low heat.

Preheat a nonstick griddle pan over medium heat. Build sandwiches of cranberry sauce, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese and pickles. Coat in the egg batter. Liberally brush griddle with the melted butter and cook sandwiches until golden and warmed through -- use a loose tin foil tent to help melt cheese. Brush pan with more butter as needed.