Monterey Monte Cristo

Culinary Setting
Cooking Style
Deli Turkey, Turkey Ham


2 c canned pineapple tidbits, well drained

2 c canned mango, drained and diced

1/2 c red onion, finely diced

1/2 c salsa base

1/4 c fresh lime juice

1/2 c peach preserves, (commercially prepared)

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

8 oz cream cheese, softened

3 tbsp heavy cream

3 tbsp scallions, minced

1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 tsp fresh garlic, minced

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

20 Slices sourdough bread

2-1/2 lbs ROASTED TURKEY BREAST, sliced

20 1/2-oz Slices TURKEY HAM

10 Thin Slices red onion

3/4 c canned roasted red pepper, well drained & julienned

10 1-oz Slices Muenster cheese

10 1-oz Slices Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 c Dijon mustard

2 c whole milk

6 Large eggs

1/2 c flour

1 tbsp baking powder

As needed unsalted butter, melted

As needed powdered sugar


Pineapple Mango Salsa

Combine pineapple, mango, red onion, salsa base, lime juice, peach preserves and cilantro in bowl. Toss gently to blend. Cover and hold chilled.

Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

Process cream cheese, heavy cream, scallions, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor until well blended and smooth. Cover and hold chilled.


For each sandwich, place 1 slice bread on flat work surface. Spread with 1 tablespoon Herbed Cream Cheese Spread. Top with 4 ounces sliced turkey, 2 slices turkey ham, 1 slice red onion, 1 tablespoon red pepper, 1 slice each of Muenster and Monterey Jack cheeses and 1 tablespoon mustard. Close sandwich with second slice bread.


Prepare batter by whisking together milk, eggs, flour and baking powder.

Heat butter in nonstick skillet. Quickly dip each side of sandwich into batter, coating the sandwich bread evenly.

Grill sandwich on one side until evenly browned; turn and lightly brown other side.


Slice sandwich into equal thirds and place on plate. Dust with powdered sugar.

Portion 1/3-cup Pineapple Mango Salsa into individual ramekin and place on plate. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 1130

Calories from Fat 460

Total Fat 51 g

% Daily Total Fat 78

Saturated Fat 27 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 135

Cholesterol 315 g

% Daily Cholesterol 105

Sodium 3760 mg

% Daily Sodium 157

Total Carbohydrates 107 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 36

Dietary Fiber 6 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 24

Sugars 20 g

Protein 62 g

% Daily Protein 40

% Daily Vitamin C 35

% Daily Calcium 70

% Daily Iron 35