Homemade deep-fried monte cristo sandwich

How to make a homemade deep fried Monte Cristo Sandwich

Making your own deep-fried Monte Cristo Sandwich is super easy and always delicious. Warm melted cheese, meat, battered and fried. Easy to recreate this delicious Disneyland copycat monte cristo at home
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat recipes, disneyland food, homemade monte cristo sandwiches, monte cristo, sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 644kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 8 to 12 cups vegetable or Canola oil

For EACH sandwich

  • 3 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese deli-style
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey deli-style
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese deli-style
  • 3 ounces sliced ham deli-style

Batter (easily good for 2, MAYBE 3)

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

On Top

  • Powdered sugar

On the Side

  • raspberry preserves


  • Heat 8 to 12 cups (you want it 4 inches deep) of oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees.
  • Layer bread - cheddar - ham - bread - turkey - swiss cheese - bread. Press down on the sandwich with the palm of your hand to flatten it a bit.
  • Slice the sandwich in half diagonally, press toothpick into each corner at an angle to hold the layers together.
  • Mix the batter ingredients together until mostly smooth
  • Dip a sandwich half into the batter and coat all the sides well, but let the excess batter drip off.
  • drop the battered sandwich into the oil and repeat until you have all the sandwich halfs in that you can comfortablely fit (don't over crowd in the oil)
  • Fry the sandwich for 2-3 minutes on each side, It should be golden brown when done.
  • Remove the sandwich halves to a cooling rack over paper towels to drain. When you can touch the sandwich, slice each half in half making four pieces (you want to eat the sandwiches still warm). Dust the sandwich with powdered sugar and serve it with a small bowl of raspberry preserves



Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 1744mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 5mg