Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo
Get this quick and easy ham and cheese recipe from Chuck's Eat The Streets.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Deep Frying
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 3 large Eggs
  • ⅔ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1+¾ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 slices Brioche
  • 4 thin slices Swiss Cheese
  • 6 thin slices Turkey
  • 6 thin slices Ham
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Confectioner's Sugar, for garnish
  • Maldon Sea Salt, for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons Marionberry preserves
  • Special equipment:
  • A deep fryer and 4 toothpicks
Method
  1. Heat 5 inches of oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F
  2. Whisk together 1 egg and 2/3 cup water in a medium bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Set the batter aside in the refrigerator until ready to fry
  3. Assemble the sandwiches by placing 3 slices of turkey, 2 slices of Swiss cheese and 3 slices of the ham. Top with a second slice of bread and secure with 2 toothpicks inserted diagonally. Repeat with the remaining bread, cheese and meat to form a second sandwich
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of the Olive oil in an oven-safe nonstick pan over medium heat, then crack the remaining 2 eggs into the pan. Cook in the oven until the whites are set and the yolks are runny, 2 to 3 minutes
  6. Dip each sandwich in the batter so that all sides are coated. Deep fry the sandwiches one at a time until golden brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Remove the toothpicks and arrange on a plate. Dust with the confectioner's sugar and top with the fried eggs just before serving. Sprinkle a tiny bit of maldon salt over the egg yolk and serve with a ramekin of the marionberry preserves
  1. Warnings & Disclaimers:
  2. This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. Cooking Channel has not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results

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