All of the appetizers so far during Appetizer Week have been newbies. Tonight's app is not. It is one that I found last Christmas in the Food Network magazine. I've been using it at any and every holiday gathering, and it is always a hit. Tonight's appetizer is Eggnog Monte Cristos.
What drew me to this recipe first was the eggnog. I'm a big nogger. I always have been. In my holiday world, it just isn't Christmas without it. The monte cristo part was just the closer. How yummy is a sandwich fried in butter with a sprinkling of powdered sugar? It's like fair food. Am I right my Texans?
If there's one downer about this recipe, it would be this...the monte cristos taste best when warm. That translates into, it needs to be done just before your guests arrive. If you are a party host, then you know that the moments prior to your guests arriving aren't exactly boring. Hectic might be a better word. However, if you do make them, they will be what is devoured first and later raved about. My thoughts are, that this recipe is best made for a small gathering. It's also super tasty for a cozy Sunday night meal.
I wish I had a picture for you, but I don't. Like I said, the moments before guests arrive is a hectic time. Not exactly a photo prime opportunity. If you click on the link below, there is an accurate picture along with the recipe.
If you are a fellow nogger, or just a monte cristo lover, try this one out this holiday season! Enjoy!
Link to the Food Network's Eggnog Monte Cristos Recipe
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