Slices of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese are layered between soft slices of bread, then deep fried with a crispy crust of panko bread crumbs in this updated version of a classic hot sandwich.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Assemble sandwiches starting with one slice of bread, then 1 slice of ham, a slice of cheese and then a slice of turkey; place one slice of bread and repeat with ham, cheese and turkey, top with a slice of bread. Cut into quarters and secure with toothpicks. Cover sandwiches with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Heat oil in deep fryer to 365 degrees.

  • Dust each quarter sandwich with flour until all sides are coated; dip into beaten egg and toss into panko and cover completely.

  • Carefully lower sandwich quarters one at a time into deep hot oil; fry until golden brown on all sides. Drain; remove toothpicks before serving.

Nutrition Facts

920 calories; protein 51.2g; carbohydrates 101.3g; fat 34.2g; cholesterol 246.5mg; sodium 2129.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
I skipped the extra layer of bread in the middle only because I'm low on bread until grocery day. I just layered the meat and cheese like I would any other sandwich. I added a little Frank's Hot Sauce to the egg wash and fried these in a little butter in the cast iron skillet. Frying them in the cast iron skillet gave it a wonderful crust. To say that my family liked these would be an understatement. My littlest can't stop talking about it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2013
I did not care for this recipe. Way too heavy on the bread and breading. I think I'll stick with the original thanks! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
I skipped the extra layer of bread in the middle only because I'm low on bread until grocery day. I just layered the meat and cheese like I would any other sandwich. I added a little Frank's Hot Sauce to the egg wash and fried these in a little butter in the cast iron skillet. Frying them in the cast iron skillet gave it a wonderful crust. To say that my family liked these would be an understatement. My littlest can't stop talking about it. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
I leave the crust on the bread. Also I only use turkey if I happen to have it. I also put just a little bit of dijon mustard on the bread. These turn out really good and very crunchy! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
my boyfriend and i made this sandwich! so good! and so filling! so crispy, the panko crumbs were perfect change to this delicious sandwich!! was a little hard to batter but i think that was user disfunction... :) definately would make this again!! we served it with strawberry jam on the edges Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
very good but very time consuming IMO Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2013
I did not care for this recipe. Way too heavy on the bread and breading. I think I'll stick with the original thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
Made this for my family and discovered it was a huge hit for all ages!! Thanks so much for an easy and extremely tasty dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2014
I used funnel cake batter instead of breading it was amazing with raspberry jam Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2012
These were tasty but very greasy. I only made 1 layer of sandwich & cut into 4ths they were very filling & we could only eat 2-3 squares each(although we did have green beans & grapes on the side to make it a little healthier:D) I loved the crunch but even though I drained them on paper towels we all kind felt nauseated after eating them-probably because we aren't used to eating so much grease. But give this recipe a try if you like deep fried. If I made these again I would try just pan frying them lightly instead of frying in grease. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2018
Yes! I have been looking for a Monte Cristo sandwich recipe ever since I had this sandwich at Disneyland. Though this one is a different take on the traditional Monte Cristo the panko bread crumbs really added a nice crunch. We dipped ours in raspberry preserves heated in a pan to make a sauce. Going on our favorites list! Read More
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