Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- 1 1/2 Cups – All-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
- 1 Tablespoon – Baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups – Water
- 1 – Egg
- 1 Ounce – Sliced white meat of turkey
- 1 Ounce – Sliced Swiss cheese
- 1 Ounce – Sliced ham
- 2 Slices – Egg Bread
Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add water to beaten egg, then add to flour mixture and mix well. Set aside. Make a sandwich using turkey first, then Swiss cheese, and then ham. Cut sandwich into quarters using toothpicks to hold sandwich together. Dip sandwich in batter and fry in 360 degrees canola oil until golden brown. Remove toothpicks and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with raspberry jelly presented as a dipping sauce. This is supposed to be the “real deal” Disney recipe, from a passholders’ newsletter. A few pointers, from making these ourselves:
- Cut the sandwiches in half before battering. They are easier to work with in the fryer.
- Use the toothpicks to manipulate the sandwiches in the batter and into the pot.
- We have tried commercially sliced potato bread, loaf french bread and challah bread. While the commercially-sliced bread makes for sandwiches that fit in your mouth, it also tears more easily between the batter bowl and the oil pot.
- We have tried a variety of cheeses including swiss, American, pepper jack and provolone – it is hard to tell the difference, even with pepper jack. Our favorite is with Swiss and American cheeses with homemade raspberry jam.