Made it for the family, substituting strawberry jam for the red currant jelly for cost's sake. Not the same, but not bad in my opinion, and the rest of the family enjoyed it.
This sandwich is sooo good, just as it is at Disneyland. The only thing is that I had to double the batter recipe to make 4 sandwiches.
My first time making Monte Cristo Sandwiches. Batter came out perfect, I put bowl in freezer with a couple of ice cubes while I prepped the rest of the ingredients. Be sure to remove ice cubes and stir with a wisk. I also substituted the Swiss cheese for Smoked Gouda (yum), just make sure it's sliced thinly. For the compote I did two, one using cranberry relish and one using boysenberry jam and aged balsamic vinegar (my preference). I will use this recipe forever.
Great recipe for a great sandwich! :-) I was out of eggs, so I used one tablespoon of milk instead. Still turned out delicious!