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Monte Christo Sandwich

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gmc2003, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Well I started off the week with the intention of double smoking a ham for dinner, sandwiches and salad(a three for one deal). With the heat we've been having I wanted to cook as little as possible. While in the grocer I also noticed a turkey breast sitting there by it's lonesome - just calling out my name.

    So I broke out ole faithful and fired her up.


    Then I took Mr Ham out of the fridge,


    ...and gave her a little trim and some makeup.

    Then it was old Tom's turn.

    After removing some of the excess skin and adding a little garlic-n-herb seasoning. They're sitting side by side like a happy couple should be.

    On to their smoke filled journey at 280 to 300*.
    A short time later
    ...they were finally pulled out for a rest stop.
    Fast forward a couple days sliced some more up for tonight's supper. Saving the bone for some pea-soup the wifey promised me.

    Three slices of some Canadian white bread(crusts trimmed off) and smoked Gouda cheese.

    Add a layer of turkey:

    top it off with the Gouda
    Followed by another slice of bread one side with mayo(turkey side) spread on it the other with sriracha mustard. Then a layer of ham.

    Topped off with Swiss cheese. Then wrap up the sandwich in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for about 3 hrs with a weight on top.

    Remove from the fridge, dip in beaten eggs and place on a rack to settle.


    I grilled these on the Kettle with the Vortex along with the baked potato. They didn't get brown like when doing them in a frying pan, but the bread was just as crispy(go figure). anyway as you can see the middle slice of bread kinda disappears from the equation.
    This is an excellent sandwich very filling and easy to make. You can use deli meats, but leftovers are much better. Next time I will probably use the charcoal baskets instead of the Vortex so I can go direct without fear of burning the bread.

    Thanks for taking the journey and enjoy the rest of your day. As usual comments or critiques are more then welcome.

  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mmmmm, looks tasty as all get out.
    Nice sammie!
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Chili for kind words and like. The wife really enjoyed it and was looking for a repeat performance today.

  4. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Damn that looks good! Points on the cook man it turned out awesome!

    I’ve got a ham and a turkey in the freezer this might be in my near future
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Smokin for the like and read. They're a great change of pace and a good use of leftovers.

    SmokinVOLfan likes this.
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man o man Chris!
    That is a beauty!
    Fantastic looking sandwich!
    Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!!
  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thank you Al for kind words, like, and ride. I appreciate it.

  8. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow Chris, That looks absolutely great!!! Point.... now I am wiping the drool off my keyboard....
    Congrats on the carousel ride..
  9. Ishi

    Ishi Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful!! Nice cook and presentation.
  10. That looks like a really good sandwich.
  11. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Awesome Chris.. you nailed that one! My only critique, is where's my sammie? :D
  12. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A thing of beauty, worthy of the "Sammie Hall-of-Fame!" Like, like, like, like, like!
  13. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    You are killing it on all this good food lately. I was wanting to do some sausage and pork tenderloins today but ended up mowing grass for 8 hours and throwing some chicken on the grill for a nice 10’oclock dinner. At least I had a 12 pack of PBR to quench my thirst in this heat!
  14. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Master of the Pit

    YEAP! Everything looks awesome!
    Save a sandwich for me!!!!
  15. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking sandwiches!
    Congratulations on making the carousel!!
  16. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That turkey was definitely calling your name! Great smoke and sandwich!

  17. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks guys for kind words and likes appreciate them. It was a really good sammie very filling and good use of leftovers.

  18. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks Butt Man, it is a good sammie.

    Sorry WHB, My wife is using the rest of the ham for pea soup. So that's it for me to.

    Might not go that far, but it is my favorite.

    Thanks for the likes and nice words you guys really appreciate it.
  19. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Bunch of good stuff there.. it all.looks great!
    Alot of work there.

  20. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Fantastic, Chris!!:)
    Love It !!