4 slices toast-cut sourdough bread
1½ tablespoons English mustard
120g cooked turkey, shredded
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
50g bread and butter pickles
25g dried cranberries
60g mortadella or shaved ham
50g gouda, sliced
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons butter

The Monte Cristo sandwich is the American version of the croque monsieur. It’s a classic deli sandwich that traditionally features turkey, making it ideal for Christmas leftovers.

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1.Take two slices of bread and spread with mustard.
2.Mix the turkey with the mayonnaise and a pinch of salt and spread on top of the mustard.
3.Put the bread and butter pickles on top of the turkey and then scatter over the dried cranberries.
4.Lay the shaved mortadella on top, then the cheese and finish with the remaining slices of bread.
5.Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the milk and beat until smooth.
6.Heat the butter in a large pan until foaming.
7.Dip each sandwich carefully into the egg mix on both sides and place into the hot pan.
8.Lower the heat and pan-fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and the cheese is beginning to melt.
9.Serve immediately on their own or with a light salad.

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