Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe From Blue Bayou

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For the past 40 years, the famous Blue Bayou restaurant has held a place in New Orleans Square at Disneyland as one of the best places to get your grub on. Offering a selection of mouthwatering Cajun/Creole dishes, and best of all, the incredibly popular “Monte Cristo Sandwich.”

This sandwich has been on the menu since day one and is still one of the most ordered items off the Blue Bayou’s menu to this day. Since there is no opening date for Disneyland on the horizon, we decided to bring a little Disneyland home to you.

Today we are sharing the exact recipe for the Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich from the original recipe card from the restaurants kitchen!

Take a look at the full recipe below: (easier to read)


1 egg
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 slices egg bread (challah works well), sliced 1/2-inch thick
8 thin slices ham
8 thin slices turkey
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
3 cups canola oil
Confectioners sugar
Blackberry preserves


Line a cookie sheet with paper towels; set aside. Whisk the egg and water together in a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk thoroughly for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl. On one slice of bread, arrange 2 slices of ham, turkey, and cheese, covering the bread evenly. Place another slice of bread on top and slice each sandwich in half diagonally.

Heat oil to between 365 degrees F and 375 degrees F in a 10-inch pan. Do not let the oil reach a higher temperature than this; if the oil starts to smoke, turn the heat down. Dip half of the sandwich into the batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place into the oil. Repeat with the other sandwich half. Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Place the cooked sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve. Repeat with the other three sandwiches.

Cook one at a time, and allow the oil to reach the desired temperature between each. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve with blackberry preserves on the side.

Source: Disney