Monte Cristo Sandwich

Penny R


There are many imitations out there, but if it's not deep fried, it's not a Monte Cristo. :)

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Have you ever had this yummy sandwich in a restaurant and wondered how they made it? Penny's version of this sandwich is simple and looks impressive. It's kind of like a donut and sandwich combined into one. The outside of the sandwich is light, sweet, and crispy. A nice contrast to the savory deli meats inside. The smeared jam is like a jelly filling and optional, but highly recommended.

Note: We placed toothpicks in the sandwich halves to keep them together while frying. Worked great. Just make sure to remove them before serving. The Test Kitchen

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6 slice
cooked turkey
6 slice
Swiss cheese
6 slice
cooked ham
6 slice
American cheese
18 slice
white bread


1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 1/3 c
large egg, beaten
oil for deep frying
powdered sugar
jelly, strawberry or raspberry

How to Make Monte Cristo Sandwich


  • 1Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together to blend well.
  • 2Add water to the egg.
  • 3Add to the flour mixture.
  • 4Mix well.
  • 5Assemble sandwiches in this order: bread, turkey, Swiss cheese, bread, ham, American cheese, bread.
  • 6Cut in half diagonally.
  • 7Dip each sandwich half into the batter.
  • 8Deep-fry (oil must cover the sandwich) in oil pre-heated to 360 degrees until golden brown.
  • 9Remove from oil to paper towels.
  • 10Sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
  • 11Serve with warm or room temperature jelly for dipping, if desired.

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About Monte Cristo Sandwich

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pork, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American

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