Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Disneyland's Monte Cristo Sandwich

When I was a child, our family went to Disneyland.  We ate at the Blue Bayou Restaurant and I ordered the Monte Cristo Sandwich.  I thought it was the most delicious thing I had ever eaten.  So when I saw this copycat recipe for that sandwich, I had to try it.  I never deep fry food.  So I don't know much about it, but I lucked out, I guess, because these sandwiches turned out really good.  I used homemade bread.  They were really yummy!

Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches
12 slices bread
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices turkey
6 slices ham
vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
1 egg, beaten
Jelly or jam.
  Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the water and egg and blend thoroughly. Put a slice of cheese and a slice of each of the meats between the bread.  Cut the sandwich in half and toothpick each half.  Dip the sandwich in the batter, then fry in hot oil until golden.  It doesn't take very long.  Drain on paper towel. While sandwich is still hot, remove the toothpick and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve with Jam or Jelly (grape jelly is traditional.)

1 comment:

Joan Morris said...

I love this sandwich. Tom and I ate them on our honeymoon!!!