Sweet readers and eaters,
A few “Tasty Tuesday’ posts ago, I shared a recipe for a Monte Cristo casserole to make for the perfect brunch. With Easter approaching, I wanted to remind you of that recipe for your family get-together breakfast. And to share another version of that dish, the Monte Cristo Flatout sandwich. Equally delicious, also perfect for the upcoming Easter Sunday morning brunch, easy-to-make and Weight Watcher friendly.
Have a look-see.
Let’s Get Cooking: Monte Cristo Flatout Sandwich
Love that I almost always have the ingredients on hand for this recipe. Pair it with hash browns or fried potatoes (less WW friendly) and fresh fruit or a green salad and you have a satisfying meal for anytime of the day. Read a little bit about the history behind the Monte Cristo on my earlier post, here.
Then grab your apron and meet me out in the kitchen.
- 2 Flatout fold it breads
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white (the second time I made these, I skipped the whole egg and used 2 egg whites)
- 1 Tablespoon skim milk
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Pinch of paprika
- 1 Tablespoon fat-free or light ranch dressing
- 4 ounces deli ham
- 4 Tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese
Makes 2 sandwiches.
- In a bowl (big enough to dip your folded Flatout) whisk together egg, egg white, milk, salt and pepper and pinch of paprika (used a large Tupperware container rather than a bowl and 2 egg whites, the second time I made these).
- Spray a medium size frying pan with some non-stick spray.
- Set burner to a medium heat.
- Lay out the pieces of fold it bread and spread ½ tablespoon of ranch dressing over each.
- Place 2 ounces of deli ham on each Flatout.
- Top with 2 tablespoons of shredded Asiago cheese (I was too lazy to shred!)
- Fold sandwich over and dip thoroughly in egg mixture.
- Cook in pan, turning over after 5 minutes, and taking care that the edges are well browned.
- Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
- Serve immediately.
- We ate our sandwiches with just a drizzle of lite syrup.
I made one of these sammies for lunch the other day. It was filling and satisfying. Before powdered sugar and syrup, the Monte Cristo Flatout sandwich is 5 Freestyle Weight Watchers points. If you throw in some fresh fruit and a salad you can keep the meal easily below 10 points, even with a little sugar and syrup!
Has anyone tried my Monte Cristo casserole recipe yet? Or, maybe you have one of your own? If so, would love to hear about it. I have pinned this original recipe from Kate at Drizzle Me Skinny on my Pinterest “21 Day Fix/Weight Watchers Recipes” board, here. You are cordially invited to follow me on Pinterest, while you are there.
What Easter plans do you have aside from a visit by that jolly, giant bunny loaded down with chocolate? I will be visiting my sister, Valerie, in Houston before heading to Dallas for the Texas Library Association annual conference. Hope the bunny can find me there!
Hugs and kisses,