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Monte Cristo Sandwich & Batter Recipe

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This recipe for Monte Cristo Sandwich & Batter, by , is from Winter Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Gail McClellan
Added: Wednesday, January 25, 2006


1 oz. turkey white meat
1 oz. slice Swiss cheese
1 oz. ham slice
2 slices white bread

3/4 cup water
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of white pepper
3 drops yellow food color

Currant Jelly mix, optional:
8 oz. currant jelly
1 oz. water
1 oz. cream and milk

Make a sandwich with white turkey meat, Swiss cheese, and slice of ham. Be sure to place the Swiss cheese between the turkey and the ham slices. Cut sandwich in quarters. Use toothpicks to hold sandwich.

Roll sandwiches in egg batter (see recipe directions below) and fry until golden brown. Remove toothpicks and place sandwiches on a napkin, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with currant jelly* and a fruit compote topped with coconut, if desired.

For batter, mix ingredients together on low speed. Add baking powder and drops of food color. Mix until smooth. Chill before using but use on the same day.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Jeff always enjoyed these sandwiches when Mother made them. She loved trying new recipes and was a wonderful cook. She believed Grandma Winter to be the best cook she ever knew.




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