Kilbourn Sandwich

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min./batch


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 07, 2022
This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer and cook up sandwiches whenever you need a quick meal. —Dan Seering, Verona, Wisconsin
Kilbourn Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1-1/4 pounds sliced deli turkey
  • 1-1/4 pounds sliced deli ham
  • 10 slices Swiss cheese
  • 20 slices white bread
  • 4 cups complete buttermilk pancake mix
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves


  1. Place turkey, ham and cheese on 10 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half.
  2. Prepare pancake mix according to package directions. Dip sandwiches in pancake batter, allowing excess to drip off. Freeze sandwiches on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to freezer containers; return to freezer.
  3. To use, in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry frozen sandwiches, a few at a time, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Combine sour cream and preserves; serve with sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

2 halves: 844 calories, 44g fat (7g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 2020mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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