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Playing Cubano-Style Monte Cristo


  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 rounded tablespoons yellow mustard, preferred brand Sir Kensington
  • 8 slices good quality white bread, each ¼- to ½-inch thick
  • Dill relish or sliced dill pickles, preferred brands Wickles (relish) or Vlasic stackers (pickles)
  • 8 slices deli-sliced Emmentaler Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices leftover spiral ham, trimmed to fit bread (or 12 thin slices baked ham from deli, folded to fit bread)
  • Butter, for grilling
For the Hot Honey Dipper:
  • 1 cup honey, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco


Serves: 4


Whisk up eggs, salt and pepper with yellow mustard. Build sandwiches: bread, relish or pickles, cheese, ham, cheese, bread. Heat a griddle pan or skillet over medium heat and add butter to melt. Coat sandwiches in egg and cook until golden and cheese melts.

Combine honey and hot sauce in a small bowl. Serve alongside sandwiches for drizzling and dipping.