Texas Toast Thanksgiving Leftovers Monte Cristo Recipe

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a Monte Cristo sandwich! Ham, turkey, & cheese on Texas toast deep-fried, and served with cranberry dipping sauce.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American



  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar


  • 1/2lb Leftover Turkey
  • 1/2lb Leftover Ham
  • 4 slices Drunken Goat Cheese (Swiss or Munster would work great too)
  • 4 Slices of Texas Toast (I just used the kind from the frozen food section)
  • Canola Oil
  • Cranberry Sauce


  1. Add flour, sugar, salt and baking soda to a medium bowl. Mix together well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.
  3. Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix together until there are no lumps.
  4. Assemble the sandwich. Use the texas toast for the bread. Place a slice of cheese on the bottom piece, then layer the ham and turkey, top with another slice of cheese and the top piece of texas toast.
  5. Place a toothpick in each corner of the bread.
  6. Dip in the batter.
  7. Fry in a deep fryer, or in a cast iron skillet with canola oil. Fry only a few minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Slice down the middle, serve with leftover cranberry sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 750