Cookbook:Monte Cristo Sandwich

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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. Take three slices of white bread.
  2. Butter the first and cover with lean baked ham and chicken.
  3. Butter the middle slice on both sides, place on meat, and cover with thinly sliced cheese.
  4. Butter the third slice and place, butter down, over cheese.
  5. Trim crusts; cut sandwich in two; secure with toothpicks; dip in light egg batter; 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)