Monte Cristo Sandwiches ALMOST as good as the one at Disneyland.
Have you ever had the Monte Cristo Sandwich at Disneyland? It is amazing…it just is. I crave it when I’m at home. The only problem…It’s expensive in the park, but it’s huge…it can easily feed two people! I always love to try to recreate favorite food at home, and this is one of those things that is hard to get right at home. It might be the fact that I don’t love to fry things at home, nor do I ever want a real fryer. Great News…this version of the Monte Cristo sandwich I’m sharing, is the closest I’ve ever tasted to the one you can get at Disneyland! Yay!
Ingredients needed for Monte Cristo Sandwiches:
- Eggo waffles
- swiss cheese
- shaved honey ham
- shaved turkey (optional)
- raspberry jam
How to make Monte Cristo Sandwiches:
- Spread the jam: Spread two Eggo waffles with raspberry jam. Add a handful of thinly shaved ham and turkey and a slice of swiss cheese.
- Dredge your sandwich: Whisk together the egg and milk and place in a glass pie plate. Dredge the outsides of the sandwich in the egg mixture.
- Fry: Bring a big frying pan to medium heat and melt the butter in the pan.
- Brown: Place the sandwich in the pan and brown on both sides. You can cook both the outsides of the waffles at the same time to speed up the cooking time and reassemble the sandwich back together when ready.
- Serve: Serve warm with more jam.
- Repeat: Repeat this process for additional sandwiches, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
How to store Monte Cristo Sandwiches:
Store these sandwiches in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you are ready to eat again, you can heat them in the microwave, or for better taste, heat them in a pan on the stove!
What is a Monte Cristo Sandwich?
If you’re not familiar with a Monte Cristo sandwich, it’s basically a savory sweet sandwich with ham (sometimes turkey) and swiss cheese and for the sweetness you add jelly or jam. It’s heavenly.
Assembling your sandwich:
Here’s the sandwich in the making. Spread a little raspberry jam on both sides. Layer on the deli ham, turkey and a slice or two of swiss cheese. Dredge the outsides of the sandwich in an egg milk mixture. You will then cook in a big frying pan until it browns on the edges (on both sides) and the cheese melts.
Monte Cristo Sandwich Disneyland CopyCat Recipe:
So this recipe is inspired by our favorite sandwich at Disneyland, but it’s so much easier! This sandwich is found at the Blue Bayou restaurant in the park. The special ingredient to these sandwiches to get them close to the taste of the one at Disneyland is (…drumroll please) Eggo waffles! I know…crazy right? Don’t mock it until you try it! We are going to glam it up with deliciously thin shaved honey ham and turkey from the deli department.
What to serve with Monte Cristo Sandwiches:
You can make these sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
- For breakfast serve with: Eggs and Hashbrowns
- For lunch serve with: Chips and veggies with dip
Monte Cristo Sandwiches
If you love the Monte Cristo Sandwich, you will LOVE this Disneyland CopyCat recipe...it's so easy and so good!
- 4 Eggo waffles
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- ¼ pound shaved honey ham
- ¼ pound shaved turkey optional
- raspberry jam
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
Spread two Eggo waffles with raspberry jam. Add a handful of thinly shaved ham and turkey and a slice of swiss cheese.
Whisk together the egg and milk and place in a glass pie plate. Dredge the outsides of the sandwich in the egg mixture.
Bring a big frying pan to medium heat and melt the butter in the pan.
Place the sandwich in the pan and brown on both sides. You can cook both the outsides of the waffles at the same time to speed up the cooking time and reassemble the sandwich back together when ready.
Serve warm with more jam.
Repeat this process for additional sandwiches, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
Making This Recipe? Tag us on Instagram: @NoBiggie using the hashtag #NoBiggieRecipes, so we can see what you are making in the kitchen!
MORE copycat recipes we LOVE:
- Chick Fil A Nuggets and dipping sauce
- Market Street Grill Clam Chowder
- Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
That’s it! Are you a fan of the Monte Cristo sandwich. I’d love to hear if you think this version even comes close to the one served at Disneyland. You’ll have to give it a try at home. I’d love to hear what you think?