bennigan's monte cristo sandwich

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Holly Watson
from Tampa, FL

My local Bennigans closed down over a year ago. I used to treat myself to my favorite sandwich of all time - The Monte Cristo. No one made it like they did! Had a craving for one and decided to do some research online and found the recipe! I used honey cured meats instead of just the regular meats and it came out AMAZING!! EXACTLY like the sandwich I would order! So simple and easy to make! Get the restaurant taste without the hefty bill! Try it out tonight and let me know what you think! Bon Appetite! :)

serves 3
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For bennigan's monte cristo sandwich

  • SANDWICH
  • 9 slice
    whole wheat bread
  • 3 slice
    honey cured turkey breast (luncheon meat)
  • 3 slice
    honey cured ham (luncheon meat)
  • 3 slice
    american cheese (white or yellow - does not matter)
  • 3 slice
    swiss cheese
  • BATTER
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 to 1&1/4 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 c
    flour (all-purpose is fine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • vegetable oil (for deep frying)
  • powdered sugar (for dusting on top)
  • toothpicks (4 per sandwich)
  • DIPPING SAUCE
  • raspberry preserves
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How To Make bennigan's monte cristo sandwich

  • 1
    Separate the 9 pieces of bread on a cutting board.
  • 2
    Put 3 slices of bread aside.
  • 3
    Using the remaining 6 slices: On 3 pieces place one slice Turkey and one slice Swiss cheese. On the other 3 slices of bread; place one slice Ham and one slice American cheese.
  • 4
    Using the 3 slices of bread you set aside earlier; layer the sandwich. (Should be Turkey/Swiss, bread, then Ham/American layer) Will be a triple decker sandwich. Will make 3 sandwiches.
  • 5
    Place a tooth pick in each corner of the sandwiches so the sandwiches will hold together. (4 per sandwich - Total of 12 toothpicks).
  • 6
    Crack egg in a medium/large mixing bowl. Add water and beat together until fully mixed.
  • 7
    Add salt,sugar, baking powder, and flour and stir until batter is smooth.
  • 8
    Dip sandwich in batter. Carefully cover all sides and surfaces. (Make sure every surface of the sandwich is covered in batter or it wont fry right)
  • 9
    Carefully place in hot oil.
  • 10
    Fry until golden brown (usually 3-5 minutes per side).
  • 11
    Once it is golden brown remove from hot oil and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
  • 12
    Let cool for a few minutes.
  • 13
    Remove the toothpicks.
  • 14
    Slice in half, or into fourths.
  • 15
    Put on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.
  • 16
    Serve with a side of Raspberry preserves for dipping!
  • 17
    Enjoy!!! :)
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