Talk about guilding the Lilly this deep fried triple decker sandwich is served up with raspberry preserves jelly comes the Bennigans Monte Cristo Sandwhich.
It was a sad day for me, when all of my local Bennigans closed up, but you can still make this restaurant recipe at home. Thankfully this Monte Cristo can still be made. You can use different meats and cheese for additional variety if you like.
Bennigan’s Monte Cristo Sandwich
Bennigan's Monte Cristo Sandwich
This sandwich is so yummy! A great treat for the whole family!
- 9 Slices Wheat Bread
- 3 Slices Cooked Turkey
- 3 Slices Cooked Ham
- 3 Slices American Cheese
- 3 Slices Swiss Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 1 - 1 1/4 cups Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- Vegetable Oil (for deep frying)
Place turkey and Swiss cheese on one slice of bread and ham and American cheese on another slice of bread. Place third slice in-between and secure the triple decker sandwich in the corners with tooth picks.
Place egg in mixing bowl, add water and beat together. Add salt, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Beat batter until smooth.
Dip sandwich in batter and carefully cover all the sides and surface. Carefully place in hot oil and fry until golden. When sandwich has turned a warm gold color remove from hot oil and place on paper towel. Let cool for a few minutes before removing the tooth picks. Before serving slice into fourths and sprinkle with powder sugar.<
Serve with raspberry preserves, pickle garnish and your favorite side order of French fried potatoes.Print Recipe