Monte Cristo Sandwich (The Real One!)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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

Top Review by mrszimmermam

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.

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!

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