Monte Cristo Sandwich RECIPE

The Monte Cristo Sandwich is a delicious twist on the traditional ham and cheese sandwich, featuring layers of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between slices of bread that are then dipped in egg batter and fried to golden perfection. Often served with a dusting of powdered sugar and a side of raspberry or strawberry jam for dipping, it’s a sweet and savory combination that’s irresistible. This decadent sandwich is perfect for brunch or a luxurious lunch. Here’s how to create this classic dish at home.


  • 4 slices of white bread (Brioche or challah bread also work well for added richness)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (Dijon mustard is recommended for its tangy flavor)
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices of deli ham
  • 4 slices of deli turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Raspberry or strawberry jam, for serving


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