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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Such a fun and delicious meal... the monte cristo sandwich can be controversial. People either love it or hate it... which are you?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 8 slices of bread
  • 8 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 8-12 slices turkey
  • 8-12 slices ham
  • Habanero Beer Mustard or favorite mustard
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • tsp ¼ salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • powder sugar for dusting
  • raspberry preserves for dipping


  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels and top with a wire cooling rack.
  • Add 1-2 inches of vegetable or canola oil to a large heavy bottomed pot over MED heat until about 350 degrees F.
  • While oil is heating up, make sandwiches.
  • Start with one slice of bread, slather with mustard, top with turkey, top with slices of cheese, top with ham, and finish with another slice bread slathered with mustard (mustard side down).
  • To keep the sandwich from falling apart, use toothpicks to secure the corners of the sandwich.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the egg and beat with a whisk. Add in flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and water. Whisk until smooth.
  • Dip secured sandwich in batter, making sure to coat all sides.
  • Carefully lower sandwich into the hot oil and fry for several minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Remove sandwich from oil and place on top of the prepared cooling rack.
  • Immediately before serving, dust with powdered sugar.
  • Serve with raspberry preserves for dipping.


1. Recipe adapted from Six Sister's Stuff