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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Monte Cristo Sandwhich

If you have ever been to Disneyland and eaten at the Blue Bayou.. most likely you have tried the Monte Cristo Sandwhich... and most likely you love it as much as I do. :) Seriously, I have a hard time ordering anything else when I am there. (Yes, I have eaten there several times).

Now you don't have to go to the Blue Bayou to get yourself a Monte Cristo Sandwhich, although I would rather be eating there hands down. That place is magical. Now you can make your own. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!



  • 1 (12 ounce) jar red currant jelly
  • 1 (15 ounce) can peaches (or your choice of canned fruit. I like peaches



  • slices white bread
  • slices roasted cooked turkey (1 ounce each sandwich)
  • slices tillamook swiss cheese (1 ounce each sandwich)
  • slices smoked ham (1 ounce each sandwich)
  • vegetable oil, for frying



  1. 1
    CURRANT JELLY SAUCE: Combine jelly, water and half and half in blender and mix until smooth. Makes about 3/4 cup.
  2. 2
    FRUIT COMPOTE: Combine your favorite fresh and canned fruits and chill well. Yield is about 1/2 cup per person.
  3. 3
    BATTER: Place water, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl and using an electric mixer, mix well at low speed. Add flour and baking powder and mix until batter is smooth. Chill.
  4. 4
    SANDWICHES: Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between ham and turkey. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.
  5. 5
    Heat about 6" of oil to 340 degrees in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. An alternate way of frying it to put approximately 1/4" oil in a large pan and fry the sandwiches on both sides until crispy and brown.
  6. 6
    Remove from oil and take out toothpicks. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil. Sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners' sugar. Serve with fruit compote and currant jelly sauce.

1 comment:

jamie hixon said...

I will most likely never make this, but you better believe I will be ordering this at Disneyland.