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A Bennigan’s original. Sliced ham and turkey with Swiss and American cheeses on wheat bread then lightly fried and dusted with powdered sugar.

Serve with raspberry preserves, pickle garnish and your favorite side order of French fried potatoes.

Bennigan’s Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe



  • 9 Slices Wheat Bread
  • 3 Slices Cooked Turkey
  • 3 Slices Cooked Ham
  • 3 Slices American Cheese
  • 3 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • Batter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • Vegetable Oil (for deep frying)
  • Dijon Mustard Dipping Sauce

    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


    1. Place turkey and Swiss cheese on one slice of bread and ham and American cheese on another slice of
    2. Place third slice in-between and secure the triple decker sandwich in the corners with toothpicks.
    3. Place egg in mixing bowl, add water and beat together.
    4. Add salt, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Beat batter until smooth.
    5. Dip sandwich in batter and carefully cover all the sides and surface.
    6. Carefully place in hot oil and fry until golden.
    7. When sandwich has turned a warm gold color remove from hot oil and place on paper towel.
    8. Let cool for a few minutes before removing the tooth picks.
    9. Before serving slice into fourths and sprinkle with powder sugar.

    For Dijon Mustard Dipping Sauce

    • Mix well and then chill until ready to serve.

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