National Monte Cristo Day - September 17
Sun, Sep 17, 2023

National Monte Cristo Day

National Monte Cristo Day is dedicated to Monte Cristo. No, this is not an Alexandre Dumas novel, but delicious American sandwiches. It is celebrated on September 17th.


The sandwich, which bears the name of the famous novel, consists of bread, ham, and cheese. Before frying in boiling oil, it is first dipped in a beaten egg. This dish was first served in a French cafe in the 1910s.

In California, the sandwich appeared around the 1960s and made a splash among Disneyland visitors. It was at this park that a restaurant in which they began to prepare this simple, but at the same time very tasty and nutritious, sandwich.

There is no single correct recipe for this sandwich. Each person can add to the classic recipe. However, many professional chefs recommend using Swiss cheese for the sandwich – it is quite hard and has a rich taste.

Interesting facts

  • The name of the original French sandwich was ‘Croque Monsieur’.
  • Most often, when serving Monte Cristo sandwiches, they are sprinkled with powdered sugar or with jam on top.
  • The main component without which the sandwich cannot be called “Monte Cristo” is a beaten egg.

How to take part

Visit restaurants that serve the classic Monte Cristo sandwich on National Monte Cristo Day. Experience the taste that has conquered many people. Be sure to try it yourself. If desired, add spices or supplement the recipe with vegetables.

Share the post on social networks, telling people about this holiday. Tell us when you first tried the sandwich and what you liked about it.

When is National Monte Cristo Day celebrated in 2023?

National Monte Cristo Day is observed on September 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 17 2023
Tuesday September 17 2024
Wednesday September 17 2025
Thursday September 17 2026