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Monte Cristo Sandwiches Recipe
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Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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"Classic recipe for a filling French-style sandwich."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Spread one side of 4 bread slices with mustard. Top remaining 4 slices with ham. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and mix together; sprinkle mixture evenly over ham and close sandwiches, mustard side down.
  2. In a shallow dish or bowl combine the eggs, milk and nutmeg and mix well. Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle over medium heat. Dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning to coat. Let excess egg mixture drip into dish or bowl, and place sandwiches in hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2004

i love this recipe. My husband has an obsesion with monte cristo sandwiches and they have to be just right...this one was exactly what he wanted!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2009

I've had the most FABULOUS Monte Christo sandwiches in restaurants. These were OK. I think you really need a deep fryer so you can deep fry these to get the best results. I used my George Foreman grill with mediocre results.

May 07, 2004

So far this is the Monte Cristo Sandwich that we like the best. There are several to choose from this site. The only thing I did differently was to use a high moisture, fresh mozzerella cheese instead of the shredded. I also cut down a bit on the nutmeg. Thanks for the post.

Sep 19, 2007

This is VERY good - just the right blend of sweet and spicy. I used smoked deli turkey for the meat, and served it with a dusting of powdered sugar. Highly recommended - my husband and son loved it!

Jul 06, 2010

This was great. It's not quite like Bennigan's but we don't have a bennigans anymore and this'll do. PLUS it's much healthier than bennigans. I did have to change it a tiny bit because of what I had on hand. I used sliced honey turkey breast, provolone cheese, which I think was better than swiss and I used cranberry chutney for dipping. I was very disappointed when I didn't have raspberry preserves but after tasting the cranberry with it, I'll never go back. It complimented the sandwich well. Thanks for the recipe!

Aug 25, 2011

These were good, but I was hoping for a recipe similar to the way restaurants make them where they're completely encased in some kind of batter.

Jun 23, 2008

All the family agreed this is a good sandwich. I would add more cheese next time.

Mar 21, 2008

These sandwiches were very very good. I did make a couple of ingredient substitutions for what I had on hand- used boneless chicken thighs and sliced provolone cheese. Followed the rest of the recipes exactly as written and I will definitely make these again.


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  • Calories
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1603 mg
  • 64%

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

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