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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Separate the 9 pieces of bread on a cutting board.
2
Put 3 slices of bread aside.
3
Using 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.
4
Using 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.
5
Place a tooth pick in each corner of the sandwiches so the sandwiches will hold together. (4 per sandwich - Total of 12 toothpicks).
6
Crack egg in a medium/large mixing bowl. Add water and beat together until fully mixed.
7
Add salt,sugar, baking powder, and flour and stir until batter is smooth.
8
Dip 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)
9
Carefully place in hot oil.
10
Fry until golden brown (usually 3-5 minutes per side).
11
Once it is golden brown remove from hot oil and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
12
Let cool for a few minutes.
13
Remove the toothpicks.
14
Slice in half, or into fourths.
15
Put on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.
16
Serve with a side of Raspberry preserves for dipping!
17
Enjoy!!! :)

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