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The Full Monte…Cristo

I have never been a breakfast person, that being said, I do like breakfast foods. I fast in the mornings, drinking only my coffee with MCT. Sometime between noon and 1 pm (most days, some days later if hubby and I aren’t hungry yet), I make lunch (hubby works from home). Because this meal is “breaking our fast” I have no problems with having “breakfast” for lunch.

The great thing about the Monte Cristo Sandwich is it is already a sort of breakfast meets lunch type of food. When making your Monte Cristo, you can use which ever keto bread is your favorite, personally for this recipe I prefer the Keto 3-min white bread. It soaks up the egg mixture and browns just a bit nicer than the other bread recipes in my opinion. It is also my preferred bread recipe when making french toast, for the same reasons.

This sandwich is pretty filling. If you wanted it a bit less filling and a bit lower carb, you can simply cut the bread thinner, I have gotten as many as 6 slices from the bread recipe. Also, don’t be afraid to put your favorite meats and cheeses on the sandwich to switch it up some.

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1 loaf Keto 3-min White Bread

2 eggs
2 Tbsp heavy cream
2 slices of turkey
2 slices Canadian bacon or ham
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices cheddar cheese
2 tsp stone ground dijon or brown mustard

How to:

Make bread, cool slightly and slice into at least 4 slices.

Heat a buttered or oiled skillet to medium heat.

In a medium bowl mix eggs and heavy cream. Mix well.


Soak bread slices in the egg mixture.


Place egged bread slices on skillet and brown. Once the bottoms of bread are browned, flip them over.


Layer two slices with turkey and swiss, and the other two slices with Canadian bacon or ham and cheddar.  Add a dollop of mustard to each and spread.


Place sandwich sides together and weight with a heavy pan to compact slightly.


Flip second pan over (or use a lid if you have one) and cover sandwiches and cook for another minute or two.


Flip sandwich and recover for another minute or two, until cheeses are melted and sandwiches are golden brown.



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