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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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"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."

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 01, 2012

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 Sauce to the egg wash and fried these in a little butter in the cast iron skillet. Frying them in the cast iron skillet gave it a wonderful crust. To say that my family liked these would be an understatement. My littlest can't stop talking about it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2013

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

Nov 27, 2011

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!

Jul 12, 2011

very good, but very time consuming IMO

Jun 15, 2010

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 disfunction... :) definately would make this again!! we served it with strawberry jam on the edges

Aug 16, 2010

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!

Jun 12, 2012

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 side to make it a little healthier :D) I loved the crunch but even though I drained them on paper towels we all kind felt nauseated after eating them-probably because we aren't used to eating so much grease. But give this recipe a try if you like deep fried. If I made these again I would try just pan frying them lightly instead of frying in grease.

Sep 29, 2014

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


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  • Calories
  • 920 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 101.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 247 mg
  • 82%
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 51.2 g
  • 102%
  • Sodium
  • 2129 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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