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 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


  • 1Separate the 9 pieces of bread on a cutting board.
  • 2Put 3 slices of bread aside.
  • 3Using 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.
  • 4Using 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.
  • 5Place a tooth pick in each corner of the sandwiches so the sandwiches will hold together. (4 per sandwich - Total of 12 toothpicks).
  • 6Crack egg in a medium/large mixing bowl. Add water and beat together until fully mixed.
  • 7Add salt,sugar, baking powder, and flour and stir until batter is smooth.
  • 8Dip 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)
  • 9Carefully place in hot oil.
  • 10Fry until golden brown (usually 3-5 minutes per side).
  • 11Once it is golden brown remove from hot oil and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
  • 12Let cool for a few minutes.
  • 13Remove the toothpicks.
  • 14Slice in half, or into fourths.
  • 15Put on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.
  • 16Serve with a side of Raspberry preserves for dipping!
  • 17Enjoy!!! :)

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