National Monte Cristo Day

September 17

When is National Monte Cristo Day?

National Monte Cristo Day happens on Tuesday September 17, 2024.

A Celebration of National Monte Cristo Day!

It’s time to celebrate National Monte Cristo Day on September 17th! But what is a Monte Cristo? This special sandwich has been around since the early 1900s and is still a popular favorite today. Let’s take a look at what this delicious dish is all about and why it deserves its own national day of celebration!

What Is a Monte Cristo?

A Monte Cristo is an egg-based sandwich that consists of ham, turkey, and cheese between two slices of French toast. The sandwich is usually deep-fried or grilled before being served with raspberry preserves or jam as a side. It’s a sweet and savory treat that will leave your mouth watering for more!

History of the Monte Cristo

The origin story of the Monte Cristo sandwich is up for debate. Some say it was invented in France in the early 1900s, while others claim it was created in California in the 1940s. Regardless of where it comes from, one thing’s for sure—it’s become an American classic over the years!

Making Your Own Monte Cristo

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try making your own special version of the Monte Cristo at home. Start by gathering your ingredients: two slices of bread (try using Texas toast!), sliced ham, turkey, cheese (Swiss or cheddar are popular choices!). Then prepare some beaten eggs and mix them together with some milk. Dip each side of the sandwich into the egg mixture before grilling or frying until golden brown. Serve hot with raspberry preserves or jam on the side and voila—you’ve made yourself a tasty creation!

So now you know all about National Monte Cristo Day! Celebrate this special day by trying out this delicious dish for yourself—or simply order one from your favorite restaurant if you don’t have time to make it at home. Either way, make sure to enjoy this delicious treat on September 17th—National Monte Cristo Day!

When does National Monte Cristo Day happen next year?

National Monte Cristo Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday September 17, 2025
  • Thursday September 17, 2026
  • Friday September 17, 2027
  • Sunday September 17, 2028
  • Monday September 17, 2029


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