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Monte Cristo Salmon Sandwich

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Monte Cristo sandwiches are traditionally made with white bread filled with ham, turkey and cheese, dipped in egg, fried and served with sour cream and jam. Ours is a much healthier version using leftover or canned salmon.


2 slices whole grain bread
4 ounces cooked or canned salmon
2 tablespoons salsa
1 egg


1. Flatten the bread slices as much as you can with a rolling pin or heavy can.

2. Mash the salmon and salsa together in a bowl. If the salmon is cold, heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute to take off the chill.

3. Make a sandwich of the bread with the salmon mixture in the middle.

4. Beat the egg in a bowl and pour into a saucer. Dip the sandwich in the egg so that both sides are coated.

5. Fry the sandwich on a non-stick pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, turning half way to brown both sides.

6. Serve with additional salsa if you like.

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One Serving

Per serving:
344 calories
11 grams  total fat (2 grams sat fat)
246 mgs cholesterol
28 grams carbohydrate
34 grams protein
4 grams fiber
497 mgs sodium


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