I agree with you, pasfrk. This sounds good for a ham and cheese sandwich, but it should not be called a Monte Cristo sandwich.
we love this sandwich and we made it on rye bread today because that's what we had on hand...but its a little too soft to stand up to being egg dipped. i also sometimes include a thin sliced granny smith apple to add to the complexity. we drizzled our with warm maple syrup instead of sugar.
Is it truly a Monte Cristo without the jam and turkey? While this one tastes good, its even better with the jam (our favorites are strawberry or raspberry) and the turkey. That's how I've had them in restaurants too.
This sandwich was absolutely delicious! I really loved the combination of all the different flavors. I did stray from the original recipe by using deli ham AND deli turkey. In addition to dusting the sandwich with powdered sugar, we also dipped them in raspberry jam. I had gotten that idea from reading other recipes for Monte Cristo sandwiches on the internet, and it definitely improved it. I loved the contrast between the sweet sugar and jam with the tart/tangy mustard. DE-lish!