Recipe Box Swap collides with Favorite Ingredient Friday ~ Sandwich Edition ~ Monte Cristo Sandwiches with Homemade Raspeberry Jam

You know how much I enjoy finding and trying new recipes. Imagine how happy I was when I found yet another meme for recipes. It is hosted by Randi @ I Have To Say. This month’s edition features Lunchtime Favorites.

2-3 tablespoons butter
powdered sugar
for each sandwich you will need:
2 slices thick Potato bread
1 slice roasted turkey
1 slice swiss cheese
1 slice smoked or baked ham
BATTER (enough for 2 sandwiches)
1/2 cup milk
1 JUMBO egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup self rising flour

  • Assemble sandwiches with the cheese between the 2 pieces of meat.
  • Cut into halves or quarters.
  • Whisk together the milk and egg. Add the seasonings. Add the flour last.
  • Melt butter on griddle.
  • Dip each sandwich piece in batter coating well.
  • Fry each sandwich until crisp. Make sure to turn onto each side and edge to grill batter well.
  • Cool on paper towels.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Serve with fresh raspberry jam.
Half the battle of making this sandwich is finding a good quality and tasty turkey and ham. The other half is actually using your fingers to dip the sandwich pieces in the batter.


8 cups raspberries
6 cups sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange peel
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 package unflavored gelatin

  • Combine fruit, sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange peel in a stock pot.
  • Bring to a full rolling boil – stirring constantly. Let boil 1 full minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in gelatin.
  • Skim any foam.
  • Pour into sterilized jars.
  • Water bath process 15 minutes.
I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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The Paper Princess

Hi Tammy

I saw your recipe at The Tiny Skillet. I LOVE Monte Cristo sandwiches and have been looking for a good recipe to try! Thanks so much for posting this! You can be sure this is going in my file!

I’m also looking forward to checking out the new memes you listed as a few of these are new to me too!

Have a wonderful week and come visit when you can – I have lots of great recipes sprinkled throughout my site as well!



I have been dying to try one of these sandwiches. They always look SO darn good!!! I’m impressed you used homemade jam – you’re better than me, lol! Thanks for sharing such a yummy looking sandwich!


Oooh! Oooh! I love monte cristo sandwiches! I’ve never tried to make one myself but I think it’s time to give it a whirl, using your recipe! 🙂

Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! I do appreciate it! 🙂