Bennigan's Monte Cristo Sandwich

Holly Watson

By
@Chiavenna

My local Bennigans closed down over a year ago. I used to treat myself to my favorite sandwich of all time - The Monte Cristo. No one made it like they did! Had a craving for one and decided to do some research online and found the recipe! I used honey cured meats instead of just the regular meats and it came out AMAZING!! EXACTLY like the sandwich I would order! So simple and easy to make! Get the restaurant taste without the hefty bill! Try it out tonight and let me know what you think! Bon Appetite! :)


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Serves:
3
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

SANDWICH

9 slice
whole wheat bread
3 slice
honey cured turkey breast (luncheon meat)
3 slice
honey cured ham (luncheon meat)
3 slice
american cheese (white or yellow - does not matter)
3 slice
swiss cheese

BATTER

1
egg
1 to 1&1/4 c
water
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar
1 & 1/2 c
flour (all-purpose is fine)
1 Tbsp
baking powder
vegetable oil (for deep frying)
powdered sugar (for dusting on top)
toothpicks (4 per sandwich)

DIPPING SAUCE

raspberry preserves

Step-By-Step

1Separate the 9 pieces of bread on a cutting board.

2Put 3 slices of bread aside.

3Using the remaining 6 slices: On 3 pieces place one slice Turkey and one slice Swiss cheese. On the other 3 slices of bread; place one slice Ham and one slice American cheese.

4Using the 3 slices of bread you set aside earlier; layer the sandwich. (Should be Turkey/Swiss, bread, then Ham/American layer) Will be a triple decker sandwich. Will make 3 sandwiches.

5Place a tooth pick in each corner of the sandwiches so the sandwiches will hold together. (4 per sandwich - Total of 12 toothpicks).

6Crack egg in a medium/large mixing bowl. Add water and beat together until fully mixed.

7Add salt,sugar, baking powder, and flour and stir until batter is smooth.

8Dip sandwich in batter. Carefully cover all sides and surfaces. (Make sure every surface of the sandwich is covered in batter or it wont fry right)

9Carefully place in hot oil.

10Fry until golden brown (usually 3-5 minutes per side).

11Once it is golden brown remove from hot oil and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

12Let cool for a few minutes.

13Remove the toothpicks.

14Slice in half, or into fourths.

15Put on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.

16Serve with a side of Raspberry preserves for dipping!

17Enjoy!!! :)

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