The Big Egg Monte Cristo

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 2

This panko crusted Monte Cristo is an indulgent dish by Gal Buchanon and Elizabeth Morehead of the Big Egg.

6 Ratings
Directions for: The Big Egg Monte Cristo


French Toast Batter

5 eggs

¼ cup cream

2 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

¼ tsp ground cardamom

Pinch of salt

Zest of half a lemon

Monte Cristo

4 piece of thick cut brioche bread

Panko breadcrumbs

4 oz Black Forest ham, sliced thin

3 oz Gorgonzola, crumbled

2 eggs

Pure maple syrup


Powdered sugar


French Toast Batter

1. Whisk all batter ingredients together until blended.

Monte Cristo

1. Dip bread in batter and cover all sides. Put Panko bread crumbs on a plate and coat bread in Panko.

2. Add butter to a pan on medium/high heat to melt and place coated bread in the pan.

3. Pour maple syrup on each piece of French Toast.

4. Crumble Gorgonzola cheese on one piece of French Toast per sandwich.

5. Grill of Black Forest Ham (sliced thin) and place on top of the cheese.

6. Fry up an egg any style and place on top of the ham.

7. Put the other piece of French Toast on top of the ham and dust with powdered sugar.

See more: Breakfast, Lunch, Main, Brunch, Eggs/Dairy, Grill, European


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