Disneyland Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

By August 2010, the Monte Cristo sandwish, at the Cafe Orleans, had gotten up to $17.49. And, while eating one at Disneyland is ALWAYS better, here’s the recipe so you can make it at home.

August 2010 Cafe Orleans Menu | WaltsApartment.comIngredients

  • 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


  1. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Dip half of the sandwich into the batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place into the oil.
  6. Repeat with the other sandwich half.
  7. Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  8. Place the cooked sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  9. 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.

Here’s the original recipe card from the Blue Bayou published years ago…Disneyland Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe | WaltsApartment.com