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A plate of Monte Cristo sandwich with fresh fruit and raspberry jam for dipping.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

This Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe is a copycat of the famous Disneyland version, made with turkey, ham and cheese. The sandwiches are battered then cooked to golden brown perfection. Serve with a side of raspberry jam for a unique meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword monte cristo, monte cristo sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 731kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 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.


Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 838mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 593mg | Iron: 14.7mg