Print
All the flavor of the original packed into the perfect handheld bite (plus a surprising secret ingredient!) — our Mini Monte Cristo Sandwich is a guaranteed crowd-pleasing party appetizer!

Mini Monte Cristo Sandwich

All the flavor of the original packed into the perfect handheld bite (plus a surprising secret ingredient!) — our Mini Monte Cristo Sandwich is a guaranteed crowd-pleasing party appetizer!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 509 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Ingredients

BBQ Monte Cristo Ingredients

  • 1 package Curly's Pulled Pork
  • 8 Hawaiian rolls small hamburger bun size
  • 8 slices deli turkey
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • Funnel cake batter

Strawberry Habanero Jam Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry jam
  • 4-5 strawberries chopped
  • 1 orange habanero pepper diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped

Instructions

Build your Monte Cristo Sandwiches:

  1. Slice Hawaiian buns in half.
  2. Layer each sandwich with 1 slice deli turkey, 1 slice Swiss cheese, and 2 heaping Tablespoons of Curly's Pulled Pork.
  3. Place the top bun on top of your sandwiches, and gently press the edges to "seal" contents of sandwich.

To Cook Your Monte Cristo Sandwiches:

  1. Heat 3 cups of vegetable oil in a dutch oven or frying pot. While oil heats, prepare funnel cake batter according to directions on package. 

  2. Using tongs, dip sandwich into funnel cake batter. Turn until sandwich is fully coated in batter, then gently place in oil.

  3. Fry for 2-3 minutes until the outside of sandwich is a light golden brown. Remove from oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Repeat with all sandwiches.

To Make the Strawberry Habanero Jam:

  1.  Combine strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, orange bell pepper, and habanero pepper in a food processor or blender. Chop until all ingredients are well incorporated and sauce is a smooth consistency with no large chunks.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Monte Cristo Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 760mg33%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 257mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.