Ah, the Monte Cristo. So tasty but after you eat a quarter of this gut-busting deep fried delight you feel like they’ll have to roll you out.
When Bennigan’s was still in my town, it’s all my Mom ordered. So in honor of my Mom, I tried to replicate her favorite dish without making her feel deprived.
What if I told you, you yes you could have a whole Monte Cristo for 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Yeah. Got your attention now don’t I? Over on Skinny Kitchen, Nancy Fox’s version has 11 points for the whole thing. That’s a lot and she also had some pretty decadent things in it. I tried to make it completely guilt free and still be able to enjoy the rest of your day!
Mom’s Monte Cristo
Serves 1 | 4 Weight Watchers Points Per Sandwich
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- splash of cold water
- 2 slices Natures Own bread in honey wheat or any bread with 40 calories or less per slice
- 3 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Honey Ham
- 3 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
- 5 tsp Polaner Preserves Seedless Blackberry with Fiber and Sugar Free or any sugar free jam or preserves you like.
- 40 sprays Parkay Spray Butter
- A pinch of confectioner’s sugar
- Mix your egg white, vanilla, and splash of water in a shallow dish.
- Take your two slices of bread and spritz each slice with 20 sprays of the Parkay Spray Butter. Lightly coating the bread.
- Flip the bread with the plain side up on a cutting board and spread 2 teaspoons of your preserves on each slice for a total of 4 teaspoons between the 2 slices.
- Top one slice with the turkey and ham, put the other slice of bread on top, preserves side down, making a sandwich.
- Preheat your skillet on medium, and spray with Pam.
- Dip your sandwich in the egg white like you would with french toast. Your pan should be good to go at this moment.
- Cook over medium heat until golden but not blackened. About 3 minutes per side.
- Plate your sandwich and spread 1 teaspoon of preserves on the top. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Now You Try!
How was it? What kind of jam did you use? Any variations on the recipe? Did you try putting a slice of cheese in it? Just remember to adjust your points values!