Boy were these babies good! I really liked making this recipe, and it didn't take very long. We had a nice lunch of these sandwiches and fruit salad. All of the flavors together were so good. Thanks for sharing this keeper!!
Since our local Bennigans recently locked its doors, I was lamenting that I may never enjoy a proper Monte Cristo sandwich until I found this recipe. I just made 3 sandwiches today for my family and they were fabulous. I followed some advice found on another site and prepped the sandwiches last night, wrapped them tighly in plastic wrap (uncut) and stored them in refridge overnight. They stayed together well during cooking without needing toothpicks. The ingredients I used were: Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Honey Ham Jewel Brand Swiss Singles Jewel Brand American Singles Jewel Brand Wheat Bread Smucker's Red Raspberry Preserves I've posted a photo of my success with this tasty recipe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30507067@N07/2856368581/
Followed recipe exactly and fried in deep fryer. Tastes amazingly good even without perserves to dip in. Thanks for a wonderful recipe
My 3rd time on this recipe...another hit. We all dined elephantly!!
These came out perfect! I used hot pepper cheese in place of the American. I also pre-made the sandwiches, cut them in half, tightly wrapped them in plastic wrap (unbattered) and put them in the fridge for a few hours. This keeps them together while dipping them into the batter, without using toothpicks... In response to the "recipe hint" from Djemcee: your sandwiches only "sucked up grease" because your oil was not hot enough. When your oil is the right temp it will instantly seal the batter and prevent any oil from soaking into the sandwich. An oil thermometer helps.
Oh and I used self-rising flour also because it was on sale..I sense a theme here! Anywhoo..The turkey ham and roasted turkey breast and white bread with strawberry jam made my heart sing a little. nothing says yummy to the tummy like deep fried!! Not something to eat everyday but in moderation deelish!
Oh. My. God. FABULOUS BATTER. Aside from sandwiches, you can also dip OREOS and Ferrero Rocher chocolates and whatever else you have laying around that needs to be batter dipped and fried...seriously, I couldn't help myself! LOL Thanks! When my son finds out about batter fried cheese sandwiches, he will never be the same. I am thanking you in advance for adding an extra couple of pounds to my skinny guy!!!! (he's 4 ;)
I left out the middle bread, but the real key isn't that third piece anyways. The batter was delicious, only Monte Cristo I've had better was at Disneyland. Keeper recipe for sure
These were really good. Though I had a little difficulty getting the batter to stick where my fingers were. Ended up trying to hold them by the toothpicks while dipping, my injuries will heal. LOL! The left over batter made an excellent funnel cake too.
I simply adore Monte Cristos and this is reminiscent of my all time favorite from a MO restaurant called Cheddar's, and since I'm 5000 miles away, this baby made my day! I used Kings Hawaiian bread (only 2 pieces), but otherwise followed the recipe and it was an easy and wonderful lunch!