Friday, August 8, 2008

Bennigan's Monte Cristo

A week or so ago I told you I would post a recipe for Bennigan's Monte Cristo. It is to bad that they closed all of their restaurants. I did not go that often but I did enjoy it every time I went. Now I know it was far from a gourmet restaurant but hey it was reasonably priced and good food.

9 slices whole wheat bread
3 slices cooked turkey
3 slices cooked ham
3 slices American cheese
3 slices swiss cheese

1 egg
1-1 1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Place turkey and Swiss cheese on one slice of bread and ham and American cheese on another slice of bread. Place third slice in-between and secure the triple-decker sandwich in the corners with tooth picks.

Place egg in mixing bowl, add water and beat together. Add salt, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Beat batter until smooth. Dip sandwich in batter and carefully cover all the sides and surface.
Carefully place in hot oil and fry until golden. Let it cool for a few minutes before removing the tooth picks.

Before serving slice into fourths and sprinkle with powder sugar. Do not forget to serve it with Raspberry jam.


lizz said...

that sounds sick and disgusting but i want one.

Bryan said...

It is not the bset looking sandwich in the world but it is good. I did not try the rasberry jam the first time I had this. I had a friend almost force me to try it and would not eat it any other way!