Diva Tasting: Monte Cristo…

Sinfully Wicked Monte Cristo Sandwich (Basic Recipe)

Not Just another Ham N’ Cheese Sandwich


1 Quart Oil For Frying, Or As Needed

Cup Water

1 Egg

Cup All-Purpose Flour

1 ¾ Teaspoons Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt

8 Slices White Bread

4 Slices Swiss Cheese

4 Slices Turkey

4 Slices Ham

Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Confectioners’ Sugar For Dusting


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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