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Monte Cristo Appetizer Rollups

Monte Cristo Tortilla Rolls Ups are a fun new way to eat everyone's favorite fried, sweet and savory sandwich, only in appetizer form!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
freezing time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Monte Cristo appetizers, Monte Cristo sandwich appetizer, Monte Cristo Tortilla Rollups
Servings: 24
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


For the tortilla rollups:

  • 3 - 12 " flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces turkey slices
  • 8 ounces ham slices
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese slices
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam

For the batter:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup milk

For the sandwich glue:

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 quart peanut oil or other light colored oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

To garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar


  • Mix together the sandwich glue and set aside.
  • Mix together the dipping sauce ingredients and refrigerate.

To make the batter:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and corn starch.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg and milk.
  • Gradually whisk the flour mixture into the egg and milk mixture until smooth. Set aside. The batter with thicken slightly.

To make the tortilla rollups:

  • Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the jam evenly onto each of the tortillas, making sure to leave a border around each tortilla, and at the top for the sandwich glue.
  • Evenly divide and layer the turkey, ham, and cheese at the bottom of each tortilla.
  • Spread a bit of the sandwich glue on the top of the tortillas and carefully roll each of the Monte Cristo tortillas tightly, pressing at seams to glue shut.
  • Place the tortilla logs on a baking sheet and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, carefully heat the oil to a temperature of 350 - 375 degrees.
  • Remove the tortilla logs from the freezer. Trim the edges and discard.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice each tortilla log into pinwheels (approximately 8 slices per log).
  • Dip each Monte Cristo into the batter (allowing the excess to drip off), and carefully submerge them into the hot oil.
  • Carefully fry each roll-up until golden on both sides (approximately 45 seconds, per side).
  • Remove the fried roll-ups to drain on paper towels and season with salt if desired.
  • Continue the process with the remaining roll-ups.

To reheat and keep warm;

  • Line a baking sheet with a wire rack and add the Monte Cristo appetizer rollups. Bake or keep warm in a low oven (or a 350-degree oven if reheating) until the remainder of the appetizers are complete.
  • Sprinkle the Monte Cristo appetizers with confectioners sugar before serving.
  • Serve hot with the raspberry Dijon dipping sauce.



Serving: 1appetizer | Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g