Gluten Free Monte Cristo Sandwich

I love all things Disney. I can no longer tell you how many actual times I have been to Disneyland in the last 30 years… but I think it is around 11 or 12 times. And there are always different foods that remind you of Disneyland as well… like Dole Whips and Monte Cristo Sandwiches.

I am lucky enough to have scored the actual Disneyland Monte Cristo recipe years ago off the Disney website – I don’t make them that often because it is time consuming — but when I do, it is well worth the wait!

Today — is the first time I converted my recipe to Gluten Free and have to say, the sandwich tastes just a yummy as it did from its original recipe!

Gluten Free Monte Cristo

Gluten Free Monte Cristo Sandwich

Makes 4 sandwiches


1 Egg
1-3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoon Water
1-3/4 cup gluten free flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
8 slices of gluten free bread ( I used Udi’s )
8 thin slices of ham
8 thin slices of turkey
8 slices of swiss cheese
3 cups vegetable oil
Powdered sugar
Jelly for dipping

Whisk the egg and water together in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, baking powder and xanthan gum and whisk thoroughly until smooth. Take a rimmed cookie sheet and place a cookie cooling rack inside. Set aside.

Monte Cristo 2Assemble sandwiches – bread, cheese, ham, turkey, cheese, and then top with another slice of bread.

Heat oil in a large pot to 375º F.  If oil starts to smoke lower heat.

Dip sandwich into the batter, place into oil.

Monte Cristo 3Fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place sandwich on the cookie rack to drain oil place rack in oven on warm until other sandwiches are ready.

Repeat with the other three sandwiches.

Cook one sandwich at a time.

When ready to serve, cut in half, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with jelly on the side.

Monte Cristo 4

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