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Monte Cristo

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Mini sandwiches of yummyness, fried and cheesy. Great for appetizers or anything you can think of !

Step 1: Ingredients

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For the batter:
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tblspn sugar
1 tblspn baking powder
1/2 tblspn salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cup of water

Sandwiches:
6 slices of white bread
6 slices of shaved ham
6 slices of shaved turkey
3 slices of Swiss cheese

For topping:
Powdered sugar
Currant jelly

Step 2: Make Batter (dry)

In a bowl combine:
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tblspn sugar
1 tblspn baking powder
1/2 tblspn salt
And mix very well. Make sure there are no clumps.

Step 3: Finish Batter

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After well mixing the batter add:
1 egg
1 1/2 cups of water
Mix well and place in fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Make Sandwiches

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Place 6 slices of white bread down.
Add turkey
Add ham
Add cheese
Close sandwich

Step 5: Cut Sandwiches And Pick Them

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After closing sandwiches cut them in 1/4.
Rotate 90 degrees and place 3 picks per slice.
Cut sandwiches around picks. You'll end up with 12 mini sandwiches per sandwich.
Make sure pick goes thru a little so the minis don't fall apart.

Step 6: Setup Monte Cristo Making Station

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Setup your station like mine.
Set burner on mid-high and add oil.
!!! If you don't want to deep fry these try clarified butter or simply in a pan with some coating spray !!!

Step 7: Coat Monte Cristo With Batter

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Coat your minis with batter using a brush or spoon. Place in pan and cook on all sides.
Don't hesitate to flip them too early, you can always cook them a little more. You're looking to get the batter cooked a little bit and mostly have the cheese melted while the bread is still soft. Can't use beer batter for that reason (it will harden the bread).

Step 8: Enjoy !

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Use powdered sugar as topping and a little currant jelly as dip.
Questions or comments ? Don't hesitate I'll try to answer as quick as I can !
 
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dorko2 months ago
You have sent me to an early grave by posting this. A yummy heart attack waiting to happen. I can't freaking wait to try this.
aeyanna2 months ago

This is incredible!!!!! wow!

chrisfender0 (author) 2 months ago
The batter is pretty thick so to avoid having the bread fall off into the batter I use a brush or you can use a spoon. Trial and error led me to the brush lol :)
PandaBeaarAmy2 months ago
Was the brush necessary? >_< just dip the sandwich straight into the batter, give it a little twirl and you're good to go.
Looks great though.
AngryRedhead2 months ago

MINI MONTE CRISTOS!! <3

chrisfender0 (author) 2 months ago
They're to die for !
fozzy132 months ago

These look so good!