Easily adaptable into a Monte Cristo by just adding chicken, this wonderful battered then fried sandwich makes a great lunch with a tossed salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

  • 6 slices white bread

  • 6 slices Swiss cheese

  • 12 slices thinly sliced deli ham

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Use 2 tablespoons of the butter to spread over one side of each slice of bread. On three of the slices, spread a layer of Dijon mustard over the butter, and top each with 4 slices of ham. On the other three, spread mayonnaise, and top each one with 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Press ham and cheese sides of sandwiches together.

  2. In a flat bottomed dish, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, and water until blended. Set aside.

  3. Heat remaining butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of each sandwich in the egg mixture, and fry in the oil and butter until browned, flipping to brown on each side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

961 Calories
69g Fat
38g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 961
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 31g 153%
Cholesterol 284mg 95%
Sodium 2492mg 108%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 40mg 198%
Calcium 590mg 45%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 507mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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