Cookbook:Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich
CategorySandwich recipes

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Equipment | Techniques | Cookbook Disambiguation Pages | Recipes | Sandwiches

A Monte Cristo sandwich is a sandwich composed of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese enclosed in bread that is dipped in beaten egg and fried until golden brown. [1]




  1. Butter the first slice of bread and cover with ham and chicken.
  2. Butter the middle slice on both sides, place on meat, and cover with cheese.
  3. Butter the third slice and place, butter down, over cheese.
  4. Trim crusts, then cut sandwich in two and secure with toothpicks
  5. Dip in light egg batter, and fry in butter on all sides until golden brown.
  6. Remove toothpicks and serve with currant jelly, strawberry jam, or cranberry sauce.[2]


  1. Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. Mariani [Lebhar-Friedman:New York] 1999 (p. 209)
  2. The Brown Derby Cookbook [Doubleday & Company:Garden City NY] 1949 (p. 183)