Dairy Farmers of Canada

Monte Cristo Brunch Sandwich

This outstanding ham and melted cheese sandwich tastes even better with a drizzle of maple syrup.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 8 min
Yields 4 Servings
monte cristo brunch sandwich


  • 8 slices white or pumpernickel bread
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 10 oz (300 g) home-cooked ham in 4 slices
  • 8 oz (240 g) Canadian Swiss Cheese thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) Milk
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh red berries
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Arrange 4 slices of bread on a work surface. Spread with mustard. Top with alternating slices of ham and cheese, folding to fit the bread.

Cover with remaining bread.

Beat eggs and milk in a dish.

Melt half the butter in 2 large skillets over medium heat.

Dip both sides of the sandwiches in the egg mixture.

Brown the sandwiches over medium heat about 4 minutes on each side, adding the remaining butter halfway through.

Cut each sandwich in 2 triangles and serve with maple syrup and fresh berries.


An electric pancake griddle is also good for making Monte Cristo sandwiches.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 657 Calories
Protein: 44 g
Carbohydrate: 46 g
Fat: 33 g
Fibre: 3.8 g
Sodium: 509 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 47 % / 520 mg
Riboflavin: 59 %
Selenium: 104 %
Thiamin: 62 %
Vitamin B12: 123 %