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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

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

Ann H. Lee


Sandwich ingredients for each sandwich:
2 slices White or Egg sliced bread, 1/2" thick
1.5 oz Turkey, sliced
1.5 oz Ham, sliced
1 oz Swiss cheese (one slice)

3 cups Canola oil for frying

3-2/3 cups water
1 egg
3-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp salt

1.5 oz Blackberry Preserves

To make batter, mix egg and water, using a wire whip. Add all dry ingredients and scrape the bowl to ensure that the batter is mixed thoroughly.

For each sandwich arrange: turkey, ham, and cheese on one slice of bread covering all of the slices evenly. Place the second slice on top and cut in half.

In a 10"pan, heat oil to 350. Dip one half of the sandwich in batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place in the oil. Repeat the same for the other half. Cook them for six minutes on one side. Turn over and cook for four minutes.

Place each sandwich on a paper towel, on a plate in a warm oven to hold until all are complete. Serve with Blackberry preserves, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from the Blue Bayou restaurant at the Pirates of Caribbean Ride in Disneyland. Uncle Jeff laughingly referred to them as "Monte Criscos"! We whip these up at our annual holiday Spa Night.




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