Monte Cristo Sandwich

Penny R


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
Deep Fry

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.



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


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.

About Monte Cristo Sandwich

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