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Village Tavern, Monte Cristo Sandwich

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Chef Mary Grace Howard breaks down the recipe for a decadent Monte Cristo Sandwich. Visit for more information.


Monte Cristo Sandwich

Yield: 2 EACH

Prep Recipe


  • 2 Egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ CUP Half and Half
  • ¾ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 4 Slices Country White Italian Bread, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons Whole Grain Mustard
  • 6 oz. wt. Ham, sliced 1/8"
  • 6 oz. wt. Grilled Chicken or Roasted Chicken sliced 1/8"
  • 6 slices Brie Cheese, sliced (STRIPS 3" X ¼" )
  • ½ Cup Gruyere Cheese, shredded


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla, nutmeg, brown sugar and salt until blended.
  2. Place bread slices in a single layer. Spread 1 TBSP. of whole grain mustard on each slice, spread evenly.
  3. Place 3 oz. wt. of ham on 2 slices of bread, top with 3 slices of brie cheese on each, then layer 3 oz. wt. of sliced grilled chicken on each slice. Top each sandwich the with 1/4 cup of Gruyere cheese.
  4. Cover both sandwiches with the other bread slice. Wrap each sandwich with plastic wrap.
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