Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Serves 2

4 slices sourdough French bread
4 slices Fontina cheese
4 thin slices of black forest ham
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
Dijon mustard
fruity jam of your choice, strawberry or blackberry recommended

Spread one slice of bread for each sandwich with mustard, leave the other slice plain. Place the cheese and ham on the bread, then carefully dip the sandwich in a combination of beaten egg and milk. Fry in a pan with oil or butter until cheese melts, about five minutes. Serve with a spoonful of jam spread on top. Eat with a fork and knife.

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