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Avocado Monte Cristo


¾ cup garlic mayonnaise (aioli)
24 slices firm white sandwich bread
6 California avocados (3 pound)
48 (1 ounce) slices sliced roasted chicken or turkey (3 pound)
24 (1 ounce) slices sliced Jalapeño Jack cheese
16 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
Unsalted butter, as needed
3 cups fresh fruit salsa of choice
12 fresh cilantro sprigs


Serves: 12


Spread ½ tablespoon garlic mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Cover 12 slices of bread with avocado slices. Top each with 2 slices of chicken or turkey and 1 slice cheese. Cover each with remaining slice of bread, spread-side down, diagonally cut each in half. Reserve.

Beat together egg, milk and salt; reserve.

Dip 2 halves of a sandwich in egg mixture, coating well. Brown in hot butter, about 2 minutes per side.

Serve with ¼ cup fresh fruit salsa. Garnish with a cilantro sprig.

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