Monte Cristo Sandwich

Today, September 17th, is National Monte Cristo Day. So here is a clone of DisneyLand Monte Cristo Sandwich!!

  • 8 slices Texas toast white bread
  • 1/2 pound sliced turkey
  • 1/2 pound sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar and raspberry jam for serving
  • Lay 4 slices of the bread on a flat surface.
  • Layer the ham, then cheese, then turkey onto each piece of bread. Top with the remaining slices of bread.
  • Place toothpicks into all four corners of each sandwich to secure the sandwiches closed.
  • Add the flour, egg, baking powder, sugar and water to a medium bowl. Mix until smooth.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep skillet to 350 degrees F.
  • Dredge one sandwich in the batter, making sure all surfaces are covered.
  • Place in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each surface, turning carefully with the tongs to make sure all sides are browned.
  • Repeat the batter and cooking process with the remaining sandwiches.
  • Remove the toothpicks from the sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into quarters.
  • Sprinkle the sandwiches with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam.