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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe

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3 slices whole wheat bread
1 slice American cheese
1 slice Swiss cheese
3 ounces sliced ham
3 ounces sliced turkey


2 egg yolks
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup ice water
1 teaspoon baking soda

On Top
powdered sugar

On the Side
raspberry preserves

Heat 8 to 12 cups of shortening in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees. You will need the hot shortening to be at least 4 inches deep.
Make the sandwich by layering bread, swiss cheese, turkey, bread, American cheese, ham, and bread. Make sure the meat is not hanging over the edge of the sandwich. Press down on the sandwich with the palm of your hand to flatten a bit.
Make the batter by beating the egg yolks. Stir in the ice water. Measure the flour and baking soda into a sifter, and sift the mixture into the ice water and egg yolk. Stir with a large spoon, but donít mix it too well. You should still have many visible lumps in the batter.
Slice the sandwich in half from corner to corner. Dip one half of the sandwich in the batter, while holding it together with your fingers (the batter will hold the sandwich together in the shortening). Coat the sandwich well, but let any excess batter fall off. Drop the battered sandwich half into the oil. If your fryer is small you may only be able to fry only half at a time. Fry the sandwich for 6 to 8 minutes, turning it over halfway through cooking time. It should be golden brown when done.
Remove the sandwich halves to paper towels to drain. When you can touch the sandwich, slice each half in half making four pieces. Dust the sandwich with powdered sugar and serve it with a small bowl of raspberry preserves.




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