Dangerously Sweet Monte Cristos
DirectionsPreheat a sprayed skillet over MEDIUM-LOW heat.
Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with about 1/4 cup of milk.
Stir in about 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and cinnamon to taste.
Before you go any further, make sure you have some warm maple syrup ready and on hand near the stovetop with a basting brush or small spoon, and unwrap the cheese singles if necessary.
Put the cheese and ham slices on a plate near the stove as well, so youll have them ready when you need them.
Take a piece of stale bread, dip one side into the egg mixture and quickly flip it over to the other side.
Pull it back out of the mixture, sling off any excess coating, and immediately place it in the skillet.
If youre using a large skillet, you can double up and make two at a time.
As soon as the first side is just beginning to turn golden, flip it.
Immediately drizzle or brush the golden side with a small amount of maple syrup while the other side begins to cook.
As soon as youve added the maple syrup, lay a slice of cheese over the syrup.
If this seems weird to you, just think of it as the greatest McDonalds McGriddle that ever lived.
Over the cheese, layer about 3 thin slices of ham.
Press the whole stack down with the backside of your spatula and hold it there for a few seconds to give the cheese and syrup a chance to start melting into the bread.
As soon as the cheese is sticky enough to hold things in place, quickly fold the sandwich over diagonally, making a triangular sandwich (like a taco).
Press down again with the back side of your spatula for several seconds.
At this point you should be able to flip the triangle over without it falling apart on you.
When both sides of the triangle are golden, use the spatula to transfer it onto a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy dipped in salsa or strawberry jam.