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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
- 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
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