Monte Cristo Sandwiches by Debbie S

posted by Debbie S 10-16-99 1:48 PM

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Walt Disney World's Most Requested Recipes book from 1986.

Mont Cristo Sandwich is served with a fruit compote (a mixture of fresh and canned fruit) and currant jelly sauce. First prepare these two, 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 about 3/4 cup.

Fruit Compote:

Combine your favorite fresh and canned fruits and chill well; plan 1/2 cup per person.


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

Place water, egg, salt and 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.


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

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

Final Preparation:

vegetable oil for frying
confectioners' sugar

Heat about 6 inches 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. Remove from oil, take out toothpickes, sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners' sugar.

Serve with fruit compote and currant jelly sauce.

Yield: 4 servings

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