Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

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 c. currant jelly

1 TB water

1 TB half and half


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




2/3 c. water

1 small egg

1/2 t. salt

1/8 t. white pepper

few drops yellow food coloring

2/3 c. all-purpose flour

1 3/4 t. 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.




8 slices white bread

4 slices turkey (1 oz. 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 340F 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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