FOOD PORN WARNING (and grease warning too!!!) So I was sitting here on my day off and enjoying resting, watching tv and then got pretty hungry. I googled "Monte Cristo" and to my surprise I had literally hundreds of recipes to choose from...and thus my version of cheese Monte Cristo arrived... First, I took some flour, baking powder, and salt and sifted it together and then mixed it with one egg and water. Then I took two pieces of bread, spread one side with dijon mustard and sprinkled the other side with a handful of shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese (I would have added ham if I had it!). I then carefully dipped the bread in the thick batter and then placed in a frying pan which was preheated and coated with canola oil. Waited until it was crispy and light brown on each side and then turned it down and waited for a bit for the cheese to melt...mmm...check it out! Then I got some strawberry preserves, added a little water to thin it out to make it great for dipping. And finally I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. YUMMMMM! Its already gone... And I already want more!