Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich
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Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich

Published on Friday, August 25, 2023
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Jessie Hulsey

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Crafting the Perfect Low FODMAP Monte Cristo: A Delight for Sensitive Digestive Systems

As a beloved classic, the Monte Cristo Sandwich has long delighted taste buds with its delightful combination of savory meats, Swiss cheese, and a touch of sweetness, all nestled between two slices of bread and cooked to golden perfection. 

But now, this timeless favorite has become even more accessible and enjoyable for those with sensitive digestive systems. Our Low FODMAP adaptation ensures that individuals following a Low FODMAP diet can savor every delightful bite without worry, as well as proving that you can still enjoy your favorite comfort foods while taking care of your gut health. By substituting high FODMAP ingredients with their Low FODMAP counterparts, we've created a sandwich that remains faithful to the original's delectable essence. 

What is a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

The Monte Cristo Sandwich is a beloved classic that originated in France and has earned a place in the hearts of food enthusiasts worldwide. This delectable creation is essentially a grilled or fried sandwich, traditionally made with layers of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese nestled between two slices of bread. 

What sets this sandwich apart is its unique preparation - the assembled sandwich is dipped in an egg batter, akin to French toast, before being cooked to a golden-brown perfection on a griddle or skillet. The result is a heavenly medley of flavors, where the savory richness of the deli meats and cheese blend beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the bread and the indulgent touch of the egg coating

Served with a dusting of powdered sugar and often accompanied by raspberry jam for dipping, the Monte Cristo Sandwich strikes a perfect balance between savory and sweet, making it a true delight for the taste buds.

Creating a Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich

Creating a Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich requires thoughtful ingredient substitutions to ensure it remains gut-friendly while preserving its scrumptious appeal. 

First, opt for gluten-free or Low FODMAP bread as a base, ensuring it's free from wheat and other high FODMAP grains. Choose Swiss cheese or other low-lactose alternatives to retain the creamy, cheesy goodness. For the deli meats, select Low FODMAP options like roasted turkey and ham free from garlic and onion, which are common FODMAP triggers. 

Cook the sandwich as usual, grilling or frying it until golden brown, resulting in a crisp exterior and a delectably warm, melted interior. By following these simple adaptations, you can relish a Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich that satisfies your taste buds and sensitive digestive system.

Serving Tips

The Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich's presentation is crucial in making this delectable treat even more enticing. After cooking the sandwich to a delectable golden brown, delicately dust the top with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, adding an element of sweetness that perfectly complements the savory flavors inside. 

To complete the overall flavor, serve the sandwich on a plate alongside a small bowl of tangy raspberry jam for dipping. The contrasting flavors of the raspberry jam and the sandwich's savory essence create a delicious pairing!

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Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwich

Indulge in layers of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, enveloped in Low FODMAP bread, all fried to golden perfection, and served with a dusting of powdered sugar and a side of tangy raspberry jam for a burst of flavor in every bite.

Servings: 2

Keywords:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 slices gluten-free bread
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices turkey
  • 4 slices ham
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Raspberry jam, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Begin by assembling the sandwiches. Take four slices of gluten-free bread and spread mayo on one side of each slice, and mustard in the other 2 slices.
  2. Layer the fillings on the mustard side of each sandwich. Place one slice of Swiss cheese on each, followed by two slices of turkey and two slices of ham.
  3. Complete the sandwiches by placing the other two bread slices (mayo side down) on top of the turkey and ham.
  4. Prepare the egg batter in a shallow dish by lightly whisking the egg until the yolk and egg white are combined. Set aside.
  5. In a large skillet or griddle, melt the butter over medium heat.
  6. Carefully dip each assembled sandwich into the egg batter, ensuring both sides are evenly coated.
  7. Place the dipped sandwiches on the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and the cheese inside is melted.
  8. Once cooked, transfer the sandwiches to a plate and lightly dust the tops with powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness.
  9. Serve the Low FODMAP Monte Cristo Sandwiches warm, alongside a small bowl of raspberry jam for dipping. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 555
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.3g 34%
Saturated Fat 9.7g 48%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 638.3mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 56.1g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 19.9g
Protein 34.8g

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

Notes

Feel free to customize the sandwich fillings with other Low FODMAP ingredients while keeping the essence of the classic Monte Cristo Sandwich. 


Schär, a reputable brand, offers a variety of gluten-free bread options that cater to dietary needs and deliver delicious taste.


Nutrition analysis includes one tablespoon of raspberry jam.