Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich


"Slices of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese are layered between soft slices of bread, then deep fried with a crispy crust of panko bread crumbs in this updated version of a classic hot sandwich."


servings 920 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 920 kcal
  • 46%
  • Fat:
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 101.3g
  • 33%
  • Protein:
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 247 mg
  • 82%
  • Sodium:
  • 2129 mg
  • 85%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Assemble sandwiches starting with one slice of bread, then 1 slice of ham, a slice of cheese and then a slice of turkey; place one slice of bread and repeat with ham, cheese and turkey, top with a slice of bread. Cut into quarters and secure with toothpicks. Cover sandwiches with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Heat oil in deep fryer to 365 degrees.
  3. Dust each quarter sandwich with flour until all sides are coated; dip into beaten egg and toss into panko and cover completely.
  4. Carefully lower sandwich quarters one at a time into deep hot oil; fry until golden brown on all sides. Drain; remove toothpicks before serving.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I skipped the extra layer of bread in the middle only because I'm low on bread until grocery day. I just layered the meat and cheese like I would any other sandwich. I added a little Frank's Hot...

I leave the crust on the bread. Also, I only use turkey if I happen to have it. I also put just a little bit of dijon mustard on the bread. These turn out really good and very crunchy!

very good, but very time consuming IMO

I did not care for this recipe. Way too heavy on the bread and breading. I think I'll stick with the original, thanks!

my boyfriend and i made this sandwich! so good! and so filling! so crispy, the panko crumbs were perfect change to this delicious sandwich!! was a little hard to batter but i think that was user...

Made this for my family and discovered it was a huge hit for all ages!! Thanks so much for an easy and extremely tasty dinner!

These were tasty but very greasy. I only made 1 layer of sandwich & cut into 4ths, they were very filling & we could only eat 2-3 squares each(although we did have green beans & grapes on the si...

I used funnel cake batter instead of breading it was amazing with raspberry jam