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Monte Cristo Sandwich

When we lived in the states our favorite restraunt was Cheddars, a laid back casual cafe. We went often with our extended family. My absolute favorite dish there is the Monte Cristo sandwich, it's to die for. They serve it with rasberry sauce and fries.

Well while buying groceries at Aldi's European sister, Hoffer I found a bottle of American rasberry sauce. It is simply delish!!!

So here's the recipe for the Monte Cristo, it's so easy and delicious, but make sure to serve it with rasberry sauce! :0)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

· 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed
· 2/3 cup water
· 1 egg
· 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
· 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 8 slices white bread
· 4 slices Swiss cheese
· 4 slices turkey
· 4 slices ham
· 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
· 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

**Some people like current sauce too, so that's an idea. It's really all according to your taste but it's a must to have some kind of sweet preserves for the sandwich.

Enjoy, we're going to!!!


  1. I've never heard of Cheddars. =) Have a yummy monte cristo sandwich!

  2. Yum, Those sound good. I'll have to try them out on my family. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. That sounds YUMMY!!!

  4. THANKS for the recipe!!! :) We have the same sandwich at a restaurant called Bennigans here in PA...very similar to Cheddars. I always get the Monte Cristo when I go...but I never thought about looking for a recipe to make my own! :o)

  5. Oh it looks soo good in the picture

  6. They have one in Reno, NV at John Ascuaguas Casino in the Rosie's cafe that the wife & I just Love.

  7. Anonymous4:38 PM

    We go to the one in Hendersonville, TN... It is my favorite sandwich, better than the ones at Bennigans.... I will definetly try this recipe out!!!!
    We live in PA nad there are NONE around!
    So thank you!!!

  8. Anonymous10:12 AM

    I've only been to Cheddar's once (in Tulsa, OK), and this was the sandwich I ordered. It's AMAZING! I'm so glad you posted the recipe for it, Thank you!

  9. I went to cheddars yesterday for my birthday and it was our first time there me and my friend ordered it and it was the best sandwhich I've ever hadbin avon indiana


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