Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich
Panera Bread Recipe

Serves 4

8 thick slices Panera White Whole Grain bread
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
4 thin slices deli ham
4 thin slices roast turkey breast
4 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter

Spread 4 bread slices with a thin swath of mustard. Layer on a slice each of cheese, ham, turkey, and a final slice of cheese. Top with remaining bread slices and compact the sandwich gently with your hands.

In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.Dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning carefully until well coated.

Melt butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. When hot, add sandwiches, and cook until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut on a diagonal and serve immediately.

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