Retro Cooking - the Monte Cristo

Retro Cooking: the Monte Cristo

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The first time I ever tried a Monte Cristo was at the Homeport Restaurant in Orleans when I first moved to Cape Cod back in 1981.

The idea of a ham and cheese sandwich cooked French toast style really appealed to me and I remember liking the sandwich. Despite that, it never occurred to me to make them at home until a few years ago when I was casting about for an easy dinner idea for a house full of hungry teenagers.

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