Raisin Bread Monte Cristo

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Sun-Maid Raisin Bread
  • 8 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 8 slices deli-style ham
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half & half or milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 4 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • Directions:

    SPREAD 1 slice of bread with 2 tablespoons cream cheese.  Top with 1 tablespoon jam and 2 slices ham.
    PLACE another slice on top to make a sandwich.  Repeat to make 4 sandwiches.
    WHISK together eggs and half and half in a medium mixing bowl.
    HEAT 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
    DIP two of the sandwiches into the egg mixture and carefully place in frying pan when oil becomes shiny.
    COOK until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes.  Use a spatula to carefully flip over and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes.
    REMOVE sandwiches from pan and sprinkle each with powdered sugar.
    REPEAT steps to make remaining sandwiches.

    Makes 4 servings.