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Monte Cristo Sandwich - the Real One image

This is the real Monte Cristo sandwich. It has a nice thick batter and is absolutely delicious. Enjoy hot sandwich with currant jelly or make a currant sauce with currant jelly, water and heavy cream.

Provided by SEAWAKIM

Categories     Breakfast and Brunch     Eggs     Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

Time 15m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 quart oil for frying, or as needed
⅔ cup water
1 egg
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 slices white bread
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices turkey
4 slices ham
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • Heat 5 inches of oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). While oil is heating, make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; whisk into the egg mixture until smooth. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of turkey on one slice of bread, a slice of ham on another, then sandwich them with the Swiss cheese in the middle. Cut sandwiches into quarters, and secure with toothpicks.
  • Dip each sandwich quarter in the batter so that all sides are coated. Deep fry in the hot oil until golden brown on all sides. Remove toothpicks and arrange on a serving tray. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 305.2 calories, Carbohydrate 23.7 g, Cholesterol 50 mg, Fat 17.9 g, Fiber 1.1 g, Protein 12.2 g, SaturatedFat 4.8 g, Sodium 808.2 mg, Sugar 2.3 g

Arman Hosen
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5 stars! This recipe is a keeper!

Heavy Metal
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I followed the recipe exactly, but my sandwich didn't turn out as good as I hoped. The bread was too soggy and the cheese wasn't melted all the way through. I'm not sure what I did wrong.

Fatima Zaheer
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Lori Melson
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This is the best Monte Cristo sandwich recipe I've ever tried. The bread was perfectly golden brown and crispy, and the ham and cheese were melted to perfection. The raspberry jam added just the right amount of sweetness. I'll definitely be making th

Pratik Chattri
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I've never had a Monte Cristo sandwich before, but this recipe was so easy to follow that I had to try it. It turned out amazing! The combination of sweet and savory flavors was perfect, and the sandwich was crispy on the outside and gooey on the ins