Monte Cristo Sandwich

Yield: 1 Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

U.S. Metric Ingredients
2 slices 2 slices White bread
as needed as needed Butter
1 oz 30 g Sliced turkey or chicken breast
1 oz 30 g Sliced ham
1 oz 30 g Sliced Swiss cheese
1 1 Egg, beaten
2 tbsp 30 mL Milk

Per serving: Calories, 570; Protein. 35 g; Fat, 30 g (48% cal.); Cholesterol, 285 mg; Carbohydrates, 37 g; Fiber, 1 g; Sodium, 650 mg.



1. Place the bread on a clean work surface. Spread the tops with butter.

2. Place the turkey, ham, and cheese slices on one of the pieces of bread. Top with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side down.

3. Secure the sandwich with 2 picks placed in opposite corners.

4. Beat the egg and milk together to form a batter.

5. Dip the sandwich in the batter until it is completely coated and the liquid has partially soaked into the bread.

6. Fry the sandwich in deep fat at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until golden brown.

7. Cut in half or quarters and serve immediately.


Alternative Method: Omit the picks and cook on a griddle until browned on both sides.

  • from:
    Professional Cooking, 7th Edition
  • by Wayne Gisslen
  • Wiley 2010
  • Hardcover; $70.00; 1120 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0470197536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-470-19753-0
  • Reprinted by permission.

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