Monte Cristo Sandwich (The Real One!)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The larger the toothpicks the better for this! I use seasoned salt when I made this but white salt is fine!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat about 5 inches oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees.
  2. While the oil is heating prepare the batter; in a medium bowl whisk together the egg and water.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; whisk into the egg mixture until smooth; set aside and chill.
  4. To assemble the sandwiches; place one slice of turkey one one slice of bread, then a slice of ham on an other slice of bread, then "sandwich" them with a slice of Swiss cheese in the middle.
  5. Cut the sandwich into quarters then secure with toothpicks.
  6. Dip each sandwich quarter into the batter so that all the sides are coated.
  7. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown on all sides.
  8. Remove the toothpicks and arrange on a serving tray.
  9. Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.
  10. Delicious!


Most Helpful

I have been on the hunt for what appears to be the reasonable way to prepare this for my husband. This is the ONLY recipe that sounds right! I will try this and get back to you. Thank You.

mrszimmermam February 27, 2010

This was a great from scratch version. I used pretty thick slices of bread and had to double the amount of coating. I also used some dijon mustard, per our taste. Great recipe!!!!!

startnover July 09, 2006

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