Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flashback and Foodie Friday ~ The Full Monte"

Today I'm flashing back two years ago to this clone of one of my favorite restaurant sandwiches of all time....Bennigan's Monte Cristo. It is definitely something I think I will reserve for eating out..deep fried and hard to handle, but I had to give it a try! (After today's grease fire which permanently blackened my above the range microwave I KNOW I won't be frying anything any time soon). Sprinkled with powdered sugar and dipped in raspberry jam this sandwich is savory and sweet treat. Weird combo but TRUST ME when I say its awesome.

Bennigan's Monte Cristo Sandwich

9 Slices Wheat Bread
3 Slices Cooked Turkey
3 Slices Cooked Ham
3 Slices American Cheese
3 Slices Swiss Cheese

1 Egg
1 – 1 1/4 C. Water
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 Tbs. 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. When sandwich has turned a warm gold color remove from hot oil and place on paper towel. Let cool for a few minutes before removing the tooth picks. Before serving slice into fourths and sprinkle with powder sugar.

Serve with raspberry preserves, pickle garnish and your favorite side order of French fried potatoes.

In the garden this gorgeous anemone was blooming when I was eating my Monte Cristo

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Sweet and Savory said...

I just came from Foodie Fridays. I am so glad did. You have beautiful photos here. I am enjoying myself.

Foley said...

Now THAT is a sandwich! But you had me fooled, I was hoping for the "Full Monty" !! LOL

Love the color blue of your anemone!

Anonymous said...

I too love cooking and gardening! I don't know what I would do without them. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. :0)

Kathleen said...

That sandwich looks fabulous!
i am so sorry about your fire..glad you didn't get burned..

Mimi said...

That sandwich looks delicious, Suzy!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What lovely photographs - and the Monte Cristo sandwich sounds delicious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A grease fire sounds scary! I hate to think of the clean up but that sandwich would make me forget my woes ;)

What a gorgeous, blue anemone!

Dishesdone said...

Scary about the fire, but that is some sandwich! That'll take your mind off just about everything but the sandwich! Looks amazing, Suzy! Love your flashback!

Debbie said...

Suzy, I'm glad you are OK. A grease must be scary, and OY to the mess. That sandwich looks marvelous!

What a gorgeous, blue anemone!

Kate said...

Fires are scary so sorry about yours. The sandwich, though, looks delicious...and the flower it gorgeous!

A Grain of Salt said...

The sandwich looks so good! Probably not worth the fire though! Sorry that happened! Pretty blue anemone.

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