Bennigan's Monte Cristo Sandwich

Holly Watson


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! :)


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
20 Min



  • 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

  • 1
  • 1 to 1&1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 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)

  • ·
    raspberry preserves

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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