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Ghost of Monte Cristo Sandwiches


These Ghost of Monte Cristo sandwiches are a delicious Halloween-inspired meal.

  • Yield: Makes 2

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2005


  • 4 slices Sara Lee Country Potato Bakery Bread
  • 4 slices Sara Lee Baby Swiss Cheese
  • 2 slices Sara Lee Oven Roasted Breast of Turkey
  • 2 slices Sara Lee Virginia Brand Baked Ham
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Lay bread slices on work surface. On 2 bread slices, place 1 slice cheese, 1 slice turkey, 1 slice ham, and 1 more slice of cheese; top each with remaining bread slice.

  2. Using a 5-by-4-inch ghost-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a ghost-shaped sandwich; repeat with remaining ingredients. Set aside.

  3. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt.

  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Dip each sandwich in egg mixture to coat well on both sides, and place in skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately, dusted with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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  • ygarcia1976
    28 OCT, 2015
    I've been doing this recipe for several years for our Halloween parties and they're always a hit! The recipe is very easy and I don't use the brand names, just store brands, and they work perfectly well. I also serve a raspberry jam along with the sugar and it's delish!
  • YankeeinEngland
    1 NOV, 2008
    These did not work that well for me, probably because we don't have Sara Lee here, but I substituted deli ham and deli turkey, and some nice french emmentaler cheese, however, the sandwiches didn't work out they kind of fell apart.
  • FrannieC
    18 JUN, 2008
    Just made these sandwiches and they were delicious! Both of my boys loved them. Great and easy recipe. Thanks- Cakemaker