Monte Crimbo Sambos

Our Monte Chrimbo Sambo is perfect for a lazy family Christmas brunch.
Leftover Turkey, melty cheese & sweet cranberry sauce!

foodoppi monte chrimbo samba

These sandwiches are a Foodoppi take on a classic Monte Cristo sandwich. 

These are the most delicious combination of a toasted sandwich and french toast with the most “Christmas-y” filling imaginable. 

They are rolled up  just for fun and we even show you how to make them look like cool Christmas crackers.

These are ideal for  a brunch on Stephen’s Day with all the leftover turkey and ham. 



What You'll Need

8 slices of white bread

8 tsp cranberry sauce

4 thin slices of ham

4 thin slice of turkey

4 slices of gouda cheese ( or cheddar )

3 eggs

50mls milk

1 tsp oil

1 tsp butter


non-stick frying pan

oven tray

rolling pin

sharp knife

butter knife


large wide/deep bowl

tongs / egg turner

oven proof tray

How to Do It

Sambo Time

  1. 1Preheat the oven to 160oC.
  2. 2Cut the crusts off the slices of bread and roll them flat with a rolling pin.
  3. 3Cut each slice of ham and turkey in half and each slice of gouda cheese into 3 thin strips.
  4. 4Spread over the cranberry sauce, getting all the way out to the edges.
    Lay a piece of ham down first, then the cheese, followed by the turkey.
  5. 5Roll them up tightly  ( like a swiss roll ) with the seam (opening) at the bottom.
  6. 6In a separate bowl - crack the 3 eggs, whisk together with the milk.
    Roll the sambo in the egg, coat well.
  7. 7Heat up the oil and butter in the frying pan.
    Lay in the sandwiches in the hot pan and brown all over. Rotate or keep turning them every 2/3 minutes until golden brown all over.
  8. 8As they batch fry, pop the cooked ones in the oven to melt even further.

To Food Style:

Cut the edges inwards with a scissors about 1/2 cm.

Get some festive string and tie a bow on each end about 1cm in. As the string tightens the edges fan out like a Christmas cracker.

Serve with some orange juice and a little extra cranberry sauce on the side.

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