Monte Cristo Hotdog

Monte Cristo Hotdog


"A unique experience. I was craving a Monte Cristo one day but we didn't have any turkey or ham. I used a hotdog instead."


10 m servings 578 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 578 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 34.6 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 855 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a flat-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Slice the hot dog length-wise about 3/4 of the way through; place onto the pan with the cut-side down along with the hot dog bun. Cook both until golden brown; flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Remove the bun from the pan and spread the strawberry jam over the inside of the bun; set aside. Meanwhile, top the hot dog with the slice of Swiss cheese. Place a lid over the hot dog and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 1 minute. Place the hot dog in the bun to serve.
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  1. 26 Ratings


Don't knock it until you try it. This is really one of the ultimate salty/sweet combinations. I heard about this first on Diners, Drive-in's and Dives and we had to make this for ourselves. It's...

I ran across this recipe and had to try it! I made this for my husband and I, and we were really surprised by how well the flavors go together. It was a treat, definatly. Gourmet hot dogs, all t...

This is the best hot dog recipe i've ever tried. I also recommend when you melt the cheese on the hot dog with the lid on it pouring a splash of chicken broth in the pan before you cover it ove...

I used raspberry instead of strawberry jam and regular hot dogs. The taste is there, but the method needs a little work to make execution easier. I thought Monte Cristo sandwiches are supposed t...

This is great! I just had regular sandwich bread and it still came out great. Thanks for the recipe Emily!

I used turkey dogs, since that's what I eat, and I have to say that I am a big fan. I do not think I will brave eating this in front of the man or friends, but when I am home alone - with no one...

This was excellent! The sweetness of the jam and the saltiness of the meat was a wonderful combo! I will make these again!

Awesome. So easy to make. I've also tried it with rasberry jam and it was great! Think I might try cream cheese and jam next time. Definitely a winner. Thanks for the recipe!!

Sweet. I am not the only freak that eats this! It sounds crazy, but crazy can be quite tasty.