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Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Posted by CookinMom at anonymous - May 21, 2001

This is the famous Monte Cristo sandwich recipe from the Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

Monte Cristo Sandwich is served with currant jelly sauce. First prepare this, then make the batter. While it is chilling, put together the sandwiches. When the sandwiches are fried, the complete service is ready.

Currant Jelly Sauce
2/3 cup currant jelly
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon half-and-half

Combine jelly, water and half-and-half in blender and mix until smooth. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Batter
2/3 cup water
1 small egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Few drops yellow food coloring
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

Place water, egg, salt, pepper and food coloring 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. Makes enough for 4 sandwiches.

Sandwiches
8 slices white bread
4 slices turkey (1 ounce each)
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices Pullman ham

Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between hand and turkey. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.

Final Preparation
Soybean or vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar
Currant jelly sauce

Heat about 6-inches of oil to 340 degrees F in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. Remove from oil, take out toothpicks, sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners' sugar.

Serve with currant jelly sauce.



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