My Fast Food Monte Cristo French Toast Sandwich is perfect for those busy days when there is no time to cook, because this recipe takes fast food to the next level.
Updated post from April 18, 2018
If you are like me, there are some days when you just do not have the time or energy for cooking. To that end, I love to swing by the local fast food restaurant and pick up fast food near me. Well, now you can take that to the next level with my fast food French toast sandwich.
Traditionally, a monte cristo sandwich is made with ham or turkey. Well, mine is a little different in that it features ground beef, but I have added a slice of ham to the sandwich. The principal is the same in that the entire sandwich is dipped in an egg mixture and fried like French toast. What’s Cooking America has a great post titled Monte Cristo Sandwich History which is worth a read. This recipe could be adapted to any sandwich, but I chose to use the Big Mac and the Quarter Pounder with Cheese. I wanted to experiment with the two types of sandwiches–one with all the toppings and the other without.
Here is what makes this a great recipe:
- The fast food restaurant has done most of the work; you are just tweaking it a bit.
- You choose the fast food sandwich you want to turn into the monte cristo.
- Make a cold sandwich hot again
- This easy recipe requires 20 minutes of your time.
To make this recipe, you will need:
- fast food sandwiches – any type from any fast food restaurant
- butter – for frying
Join me as we make Fast Food Monte Cristo French Toast Sandwich.
A full printable recipe is available in the recipe card toward the end of this post.
- Purchase the sandwiches from your favorite fast food restaurant.
- Take each bun off the sandwiches and flip the bun over.
- Wrap the sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap and let rest.
- Mix the egg and milk together.
- Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture and fry in the butter.
The below image shows how I originally made the sandwiches, with the sandwich assembled the way it came from the fast food restaurant. I do not recommend this way because the egg and milk mixture does not soak into the bun in this way. I only provide the image as an example of what NOT to do.
Fried bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, fried egg…really anything that can go on a sandwich would work well here.
My best time-saving tip:
For best results, let the sandwiches rest for 10 minutes wrapped in plastic wrap. But if you are in a hurry, leave out this step. Just use the heal of your hand to press the sandwiches, then dip and fry.
You have questions??? I have answers.
Can I use smaller sandwiches? yes, this recipe calls for 2-3 large sandwiches, but if you are using the regular-size sandwiches, the recipe will make 4-5.
Can I purchase the sandwiches in advance? Yes, you can even purchase them the day before.
When you want to give your family a hot sandwich but you need it to be quick and easy, my Fast Food Monte Cristo French Toast Sandwich is the perfect solution. Have a big batch of my Pretzel Cookies ready for the final course, or the kiddos would love my Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Covered Cherries to finish off the meal. With this winning combination, you will be a hit with your family. See my Sandwiches category for more recipes like this.
For more cooking tips, see Cook’s Country America’s Test Kitchen
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If you are like me, there are some days when you just do not have the time or energy for cooking. To that end, we all love to swing by the local fast food restaurant and pick up something quick and easy. Well, now you can take that to the next level with Fast Food Monte Cristo French Toast Sandwich.
- 2-3 large fast food sandwiches such as Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese
- 2-3 slices ham
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
Open each sandwich and place the ham slice inside.
Flip each bun over, scraping off any toppings that are stuck on the bun and putting it back on the meat. You want to fry the sandwich on the underside of the bun.
Tightly wrap the sandwich in saran wrap and set aside for 10 minutes.
Whisk the egg and milk together.
Prepare a large frypan by melting half the butter over medium heat.
Unwrap the sandwiches and dip into the egg mixture.
Fry the sandwiches a few minutes on each side in butter until golden toasted.