I’ve no idea if this originated on the island of Montechristo or if it appears the literary classic that shares the same name, but it’s bloody good.
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp full fat mayonnaise
- 4 slices good quality white toasting bread
- 300g prosciutto
- A handful oven dried tomatoes
- 4 tbsp green pesto
- 350g fontina cheese
- 50g Parmesan – grated hard goats cheese also works well
- 50ml milk
- 50ml cream
- Butter for frying
- Sea salt and black pepper
- In a bowl combine the eggs, milk and cream with a scrunch of sea salt and a little pepper and lightly whisk.
- Make your sandwiches, spreading each of the insides with mayo and filling them with cheese and ham, top one side with the tomatoes and pesto and place the other slab on top, gently press down.
- Bring a pan to a medium heat and add a large knob of butter, while you’re waiting for it to foam, coat the sandwiches in the egg mixture, then fry them gently on both sides until golden brown and the cheese has melted.