Monte Cristo Recipe

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Harry Published: November 21, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Monte Cristo

Level up your sandwich game with this Monte Cristo recipe. Slices of cheese, ham, and turkey in egg-dipped, pan-fried bread make for the perfect lunch.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 6sliceswhite bread
  • 4tbspmayonnaise
  • 4slicesswiss cheese
  • 4slicesham
  • 2tspyellow mustardoptional
  • 4slicesturkey
  • ½cupmilk
  • 4eggs
  • 4tbspbutter
  • 2tbsppowdered sugaroptional


  1. Place 2 slices of bread on a cutting board. Spread mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Top with a slice of cheese, and 2 slices of ham.

  2. Add the second slice of bread and spread with a little bit of mustard if desired. Add 2 slices of turkey and a slice of cheese. Add the 3rd piece of bread.

  3. Using a cutting board or the bottom of a frying pan, gently press the sandwich. Cut off crusts (to help seal the sandwich).

  4. In a small bowl, mix together milk, eggs, and salt & pepper until combined. Dip sandwich into the egg mixture.

  5. Preheat skillet over low heat and add butter. Add sandwich and cook for 4 to 6 minutes.

  6. Flip and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more or until cooked through and melted.

  7. Dust with powdered sugar if using. Serve warm with strawberry jam.


  • Calories: 1362.92kcal
  • Fat: 87.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 36.36g
  • Trans Fat: 1.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.55g
  • Fiber: 4.41g
  • Sugar: 17.28g
  • Protein: 81.48g
  • Cholesterol: 596.98mg
  • Sodium: 1673.88mg
  • Calcium: 716.85mg
  • Potassium: 930.01mg
  • Iron: 6.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 510.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.43mg
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