Ingredients (Makes 2 Sandwiches)
For the Sandwiches
- 6 slices sourdough, brioche, or challah bread
- 4 tbsp. butter, softened
- 4 tbsp. mayo
- 4 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- Raspberry jam
- 8 thin slices Gruyere cheese
- 4 thin slices of favorite deli turkey
- 8 thin slices of favorite deli ham
- Extra butter and a little canola oil for pan frying
- Powdered sugar, raspberry jam, and or maple syrup for serving
For the Batter
- 2 lg. eggs
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- In a small bowl, mix the mayo and mustard and set aside.
- To assemble 2 sandwiches at the same time:
- Place 2 slices of bread on a cutting board.
- Lightly butter each slice of bread and then flip over so the buttered side is down.
- Spread some of the mayo mixture over each slice of bread and then top with 2 slices of cheese and 2 slices of turkey on each slice of bread.
- Bring over 2 more slices of bread and coat each with some raspberry jam.
- Place these slices, jam side down, on top of the ham.
- Spread the top side of the new slices of bread with more of the mayo mixture.
- Top with 4 slices of turkey followed by 2 more slices of cheese on each sandwich.
- Bring over the last 2 slices of bread and coat each one with the last of the mayo mixture.
- Place these mayo side down on top of the cheese.
- Spread the last of the butter on the top side of each sandwich. At this point the sandwiches are completely assembled.
- Place some parchment or plastic wrap over one of the sandwiches and place a heavy cast iron skillet, or another pan weighed down by some cans of food to compress the sandwich for about 5 minutes.
- As the sandwich is compressing, preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat. You can also use an electric griddle warmed to 350, which allow you to cook both sandwiches at the same time.
- Make the batter by whisking together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Melt a little butter and oil in the warming pan. Dip the flattened sandwich on both sides in the batter mix. Transfer to the pan and cook 4 minutes per side or until the sandwich is golden and the cheese is melty.
- As the sandwich cooks, flatten the second sandwich using the same method as before. If you are using an electric griddle, make sure both sandwiches are flattened before cooking.
- Cut the sandwiches cross-wise and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, along with some raspberry jam or maple syrup for dipping. Enjoy!