What’s For Supper?

In Your Food on April 28, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Having a sandwich can be more than just your typical lunchtime affair.  Pair this hearty open-faced alternative with a juicy fruit salad and you’ve elevated the lowly sandwich to a regal state!  Make this budget friendly delight in 20 minutes or less. 

 Open-Faced Monte Cristo  

Monte Cristo Sandwich


 Makes 4 servings 

 Prep Time: 15 minutes, Broil Time: 3 minutes.  


2 large eggs  

½ cup milk  

½ teaspoon salt  

¼ teaspoon pepper  

4 (1” thick bread) slices  

2 tablespoons butter or margarine  

4 tablespoons strawberry jam or jelly  

4 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham  

4 ounces thinly sliced turkey or chicken  

8 slices Swiss cheese  


Powdered sugar  

Strawberries, whole and sliced  

Whisk together first 4 ingredients.  Dip both sides of bread slices into mixture.  

Melt butter in a large skillet; add bread slices, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or till golden brown.  

Spread 1 tablespoon strawberry jam on 1 side of each bread slice; top with turkey, ham and cheese.  Place on baking sheet.  

Broil 5 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar, garnish with strawberries.  

Honey Fruit Salad  






Makes 4 servings 

Prep Time 15 minutes  

2 large bananas, sliced 

1/2 cup refrigerated orange juice  

1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces  

2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded and cut into bite size pieces  

1 ½ cups seedless red or white grapes  

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite size chunks  

1 tablespoon honey  

Combine mangos, papaya, grapes and pineapple in bowl.  

Top with bananas.  

Whisk orange juice and honey until blended.  Pour over fruit and gently toss.  


Want to know more about the history of sandwiches?  Check out sandwich FAQs at  Food Timeline 



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