Disneyland’s Monte Cristo Sandwich

Serves: 3

Disneyland's Monte Cristo Sandwich

We LOVE the Monte Cristo Sandwich at Disneyland, and now we can make it at home!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 6 slices of bread
  • 6 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 6 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 6 slices turkey
  • 6 slices ham
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • powder sugar for topping
  • raspberry jam for dipping


  1. In a large pot or deep fryer, heat 1 to 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  2. To assemble sandwich, layer one slice of bread, ham, provolone cheese, turkey, and swiss cheese, and then another slice of bread.
  3. Secure all 4 corners of the sandwich with toothpicks.
  4. For the batter, in a bowl beat the egg. Add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and water and mix until all smooth.
  5. Dip sandwich in batter, coating all edges and sides.
  6. Carefully fry sandwich until golden brown on each side.
  7. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel covered plate to soak up the extra oil.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, remove toothpicks, and serve with your favorite raspberry jam.
  9. Dream of Disneyland, and enjoy!


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30 Responses to “Disneyland’s Monte Cristo Sandwich”

  1. Arlene Peters
    I am an avid Disney World visitor and have never seen a Monty Cristo sandwich advertised anywhere in any of their theme parks but, they are one of my favorite sandwiches. Printing out recipe so I can finally make my own at home... Thank you so very much.
  2. Regina
    How do you secure the corners with toothpicks? Do you go straight down through the bread/cheese/meat? Or do you go horizontally some how? I had these in the Blue Bayou restaurant at the original Disneyland, in Anaheim, CA, so I am glad to find a recipe. But I thought they were served with grape jelly?
    • Hi Regina, We stuck the toothpicks right through the entire sandwich to hold it all together while frying. We dipped ours in raspberry jam. I'm sure grape jelly is good too. Some say that it is served with blackberry jam in the park. It's all delicious.
    • Laura
      Please! Use raspberry jam. Grape jelly sounds terrible. Of course that might be because I've eaten a lot of monte Cristos and it's always with raspberry jam and lots of it! :) I introduced some church missionaries to this and they started out with just a small amount since they have never put fruit jam on top of such a sandwich. After trying it, they went back to the jar and loaded up. :)
  3. Any suggestion for how to make this without deep frying? I've only seen this made with Swiss cheese, but provolone sounds nice and melty! Side note: I first had a Monte Cristo in WDW eons ago. Probably early 80s somewhere on Main St that may not exist anymore.
    • So glad you posted about the restaurant on Main Street in town square When disney first opened in the early 70s the same town square restaurant served the same sandwiches I use to eat the sandwich as often as I could. Got the recipe and started making them at home There version was still the best Happy to hear from this feed that they still have the sandwich at Disney
  4. We are making these tonight as a party. But I'm a little confused about quantities of cheese and meat. The recipe calls for 6 slices, but then the directions indicated we only put 1 slice on the piece of bread. Why does the recipe call for 6 slices of bread and 6 slices of each kind of cheese, and make 3 sandwiches (I do get the bread part;)? (By the way, we are very excited to make these!)
  5. 4Graces
    Ah, yes! A delicious Monte Cristo sandwich on the canal in the Blue Bayou restaurant while the Pirates of the Caribbean drifted by in a boat and the music played their songs. Such a fond memory, and Disneyland wasn't such a crowded zoo in the olden days. I use good old white Wonder bread and my jelly of choice is boysenberry. I agree that the recipe needs only three pieces of each filling for what is three whole sandwiches.
  6. So good. My whole family loved them. Think breakfast for dinner. I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter and added the raspberry jam to the inside of the bread. These were amazing but I feel a bit of a sugar coma coming on.

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