Surprisingly Simple Last-Minute Super Bowl Food

IMG_1819-0It's Super Bowl Sunday you guys, one of the top 5 greatest eating days of the year! But what to do when you are uninterested in all the standard Football food?? Wings. Chili. Nachos. Hot Dogs. Onion Dip. Wait, I'm sorry, I didn't mean Dip. Dip is my favorite. But man can not live on Dip alone.So, this year I thought to myself, "Self.. Let's think outside of the box. What shall we eat?" (Yes, I use very proper English when speaking to myself. Obv.) Two words my friends, MONTE CRISTO.That's right, I went there. It works within the guidelines of appropriate football food because it's fried, but it's a little fancier. I mean, you dust powdered sugar on it... What's more fancy than that? But, since I don't have a deep fryer or the courage to deep fry anything myself I changed it.So, I came up with a just as tasty, but way easier rendition.

First, Make french Toast

"Say What? French Toast?" Yes friends, just do it. Then after you make your tasty french toast, assemble your Sandwiches.Traditionally a Monte Cristo is made with ham and cheese, but I used some Columbus sliced chicken breast and cheddar my first go-round. I have since used Ham instead of the Chicken, but I keep the cheddar because it just melts so beautifully.So, light Mayonnaise on the inside of each piece of french toast, then cheese on top of mayo, then a generous serving of meat, and squish together.Next step, butter both sides and toss it in a pan on medium-low heat with a lid on and flip when the cheese starts melting. After you take it out of the pan, cut it on an angle, dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam or maple syrup. You're choice.Then, you become the food champion of the world and everyone sings your culinary praises.Using French Toast as the bread gives you almost the same consistency and taste as a deep-fried Monte Cristo, but it is so much easier to make!

Ingredients and 3-Steps to make French Toast

French Toast Ingredients

  • You're choice of bread (I used Whole Wheat)
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk (we like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

French Toast Instructions

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and spice well.
  2. Drench bread on both sides in mixture.
  3. Saute in a pan until each side is golden brown

Ingredients For Building the Sandwiches

  • You're delicious French Toast
  • Mayo
  • Cheddar Cheese (I like Tillumook)
  • Sliced chicken or Ham or both (I like Columbus)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Raspberry Jam or Maple Syrup

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