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Sweet and Savory Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich

This Sweet and Savory Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich is the perfect meal for, let's be real for a second, when you're hungover. It hits the spot and I believe it to be one of the best hangover cures. On the plus side, it's keto, low carb and low calorie. I mean, it doesn't get much better then this.

I had a couple of my girlfriends over the other weekend and one too many of my low calorie margaritas. Your girl woke up with a hangover. I was complaining to my husband, Peter, that I needed a cure asap and my options were more alcohol or some breakfast. While I would have loved a bloody mary, I opted for my monte cristo sandwich. I had way too many errands to run that day. Actually, Peter ended up making it for me so I can't take all the credit but I did supervise. We ended up making pancakes for the girls and had a little fam breakfast before starting our busy day.

This is so quick and easy to make, it would also be perfect for an at home brunch as well with friends.

Traditionally, a monte cristo is a french toast sandwich with fried ham, turkey and swiss cheese so this is my quick keto version of it.

What really makes this recipe shine is the combination of savory and sweet. To be honest, I used to not like the combo but now I love it! "Alexa, play 'I Can See Clearly Now' by Jimmy Cliff. Peter used to tell me that I had an "immature palate" aka, he basically told me to grow up. So here I am now, a savory and sweet combo lover.

It's just something different and a way to keep things fun and exciting while helping this lifestyle be enjoyable.

Cooking Method
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 1
Calories 270
  • 2 Birch Bender Frozen Waffles
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Slices of Ham Deli Meat
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup ((I use Walden Farms))
  1. Warm and toast your waffles as directed on the package.

  2. Cook your egg in a pan to your liking.

  3. Remove the egg and warm the sliced deli ham on each side until golden.

  4. Assemble your sandwich with your waffles, egg and ham.

  5. Serve with a side of maple free syrup for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%
Protein 16g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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