National Monte Cristo Day - September 17
Sat, Sep 17, 2022

National Monte Cristo Day

National Monte Cristo Day is an annual holiday dedicated to Monte Cristo. No, this is not an Alexandre Dumas novel, but delicious American sandwiches. 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. For the first time such a dish was 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 on the territory of this park that a restaurant was located, 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 and change the taste. However, many professional chefs recommend using Swiss cheese for a sandwich – it is quite hard and has a rich taste that definitely does not mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Interesting facts

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

How to celebrate

Visit the restaurants that serve the classic Monte Cristo sandwich on National Monte Cristo Day. Feel the taste that has conquered a huge number of people. Be sure to try making it yourself. If desired, add spices there or supplement the recipe with pieces of vegetables.

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

When is National Monte Cristo Day celebrated in 2022?

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


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 17 2022
Sunday September 17 2023
Tuesday September 17 2024
Wednesday September 17 2025
Thursday September 17 2026

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