Air Fryer Monte Cristo

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This Monte Cristo sandwich recipe is the perfect way to cook this delectable sandwich. Crispy bread, piled high with ham, turkey and cheese. It is a true phenomenon.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Side view of a stacked monte cristo sandwich on a plate.

This Monte Cristo sandwich recipe cooked in the air fryer, is the perfect way to cook this delectable sandwich. Crispy bread, piled high with ham, turkey and cheese. It is a true phenomenon.

Air Fryer Monte Cristo on a white plate with chips in the background.

The monte cristo sandwich recipe below is a great take on the classic sandwich. This hack makes it so much quicker and easier in the air fryer. Once you try it you will be hooked.

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What makes this recipe great? This sandwich is a sandwich lovers dream. Tons of meat and cheese warmed up. It is savory and sweet perfection. Who invented this delight? Find out here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Less than 30 minutes in the air fryer.
  • Delicious Ingredients: All found perfect on their own but combined like this they are next level.
  • Family Friendly: They are different, fun and a staple at Disney so how could your family resist.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different meats and cheeses.
Side view of a stacked monte cristo sandwich on a plate.

What You Need to Make this Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • pancake mix
  • egg
  • milk
  • water
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • raspberry jelly
  • Swiss cheese
  • ham
  • Texas toast
Turkey, cheese, bread, eggs, jam and ingredients to make sandwich.

Equipment

How to Make this Sandwich – Step by Step

Making the pancake batter, building the sandwich with meat and cheese, toping the sandwich and soaking in batter.
  • Make Mix: First, mix milk, water, vanilla and pancake mix together in a bowl.
  • Build: Second, assemble the sandwich like this: bread, 2 slices of cheese, 5 slices of ham, 2 slices of cheese and bread.
  • Secure: Then using toothpicks, stab the corners of the sandwich to lock together.
  • Dip: Next, dip the sandwich in the batter on both sides and place sandwich in lined air fryer basket.
Sandwich in airfryer before and after cooking.
  • Fry: Cook on 370 for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve: Finally, remove and serve with powdered sugar dusting.

Common Questions About Monte Cristo Sandwiches

DO I NEED TO USE PANCAKE BATTER?

No, you can use any type of custard like batter to dip your sandwich in.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FRENCH TOAST?

Leftover or premade french toast are a great time saving hack for this recipe?

JAM ON THE SANDWICH?

Indeed, you can use the jam or a spicy mustard for a more savory sandwich right in this sandwich instead of just dipping.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, while great fresh you can freeze these sandwiches in an airtight container for up to two months.

HOW DO YOU REHEAT THE SANDWICH?

If you have leftovers, You can reheat it in the microwave for about 25 seconds or in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 370. Flip once.

Half of a sandwich on a white plate.

Expert Tips for Making Monte Cristo Sandwiches

  • Easter Brunch: A great recipe to use leftover Easter brunch foods. You can assemble and have the next day or freeze for later meals.
  • Add Turkey: The recipe does not feature turkey, however, the traditional sandwich does, so add some!
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use premade or ready made pancake mix to speed up the prep.
  • Variation tip: Syrup. Serve with a side of maple syrup for dipping.
  • Alternate ingredient: Gruyere cheese is a great alternative to swiss.
  • Different bread: Truly any bread works, a whole wheat, whole grain or any bread that you enjoy for this recipe.

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Side view of a stacked monte cristo sandwich on a plate.

Air Fryer Monte Cristo Sandwich

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This Monte Cristo sandwich recipe is the perfect way to cook this delectable sandwich. Crispy bread, piled high with ham, turkey and cheese. It is a true phenomenon.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jelly
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese
  • 20 slices ham
  • 8 slices Texas toast

Instructions

  • Mix milk, water, vanilla and pancake mix together in a bowl. Make sure batter is thick, add pancake mix to thicken.
  • Assemble the sandwich like this: bread, 2 slices of cheese, 5 slices of ham, 2 slices of cheese and bread.
  • Using toothpicks, stab the corners of the sandwich to lock both slices of bread together.
  • Dip the sandwich in the batter on both sides and place sandwich in lined and pulled air fryer basket.
  • Cook on 370 for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with powdered sugar dusting and dip in some jelly.

Expert Tips

  • Easter Brunch: A great recipe to use leftover Easter brunch foods. You can assemble and have the next day or freeze for later meals.
  • Add Turkey: The recipe does not feature turkey, however, the traditional sandwich does, so add some!
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use premade or ready made pancake mix to speed up the prep.
  • Variation tip: Syrup. Serve with a side of maple syrup for dipping.
  • Alternate ingredient: Gruyere cheese is a great alternative to swiss.
  • Different bread: Use a whole wheat, whole grain or any bread that you enjoy for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1097kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 2492mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 697mg | Iron: 14mg

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