Monte Cristo Sandwich

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

By
@ArtByASM

This sandwich is one of the comfort foods in my home. It's so good and dipping in the fruit makes it just over the top. I sometimes don't even dip and I also sometimes top the sandwich with a fried egg. A great breakfast to give you a full belly. This has to be one of my husband's favorite foods.


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Serves:

4 sandwiches

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

BATTER

1 qt
oil for frying, or as needed
2/3 c
water
1
egg
2/3 c
flour
1 3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
black pepper

SANDWICH

8 slice
white bread
4 slice
baby swiss cheese (or any cheese you like)
4 slice
turkey
4 slice
ham
1 Tbsp
powdered sugar for dusting
toothpicks to secure
raspberry preserves for spreading (optional)
4
fried eggs (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat 5 inches of oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). While oil is heating, make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; whisk into the egg mixture until smooth. Set aside in the refrigerator.
2
Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of turkey on one slice of bread, a slice of ham on another, then sandwich them with the Swiss cheese in the middle. Cut sandwiches into quarters, and secure with toothpicks.
3
Dip each sandwich quarter in the batter so that all sides are coated. Deep fry in the hot oil until golden brown on all sides. Remove toothpicks and arrange on a serving tray. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.
4
Serve with Fried Eggs and a side of Raspberry Preserves.