Monday, April 27, 2015

The Blue Bayou's Monte Cristo Sandwich

If you read our earlier post about keeping some Disneyland in your life between trips, you'll know we love making Disneyland recipes! Today we tackled the Disney Food Blog's recipe for the Blue Bayou's famous Monte Cristo.

Ok, here's the deal. I'm a bit of a picky eater and a sweet ham sandwich is a little out of my comfort zone, so I was nervous. But, this was delicious and not terribly complicated to make. I'm looking forward to having one in Disneyland on my next trip!!

Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Serves 4
1 egg
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 slices egg bread sliced 1/2-inch thick
8 thin slices ham
8 thin slices turkey
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
3 cups canola oil
Confectioners sugar
Blackberry preserves
Line a cookie sheet with paper towels; set aside.
Whisk the egg and water together in a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and whisk thoroughly for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl.
On one slice of bread, arrange 2 slices of ham, turkey, and cheese, covering the bread evenly. Place another slice of bread on top and slice each sandwich in half.

Heat oil to between 365 degrees F and 375 degrees F in a 10-inch pan. Do not let the oil reach a higher temperature than this; if the oil starts to smoke, turn the heat down. Dip half of the sandwich into the batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place into the oil.
Repeat with the other sandwich half. Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Place the cooked sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve. Repeat with the other three sandwiches.

Cook one at a time, and allow the oil to reach the desired temperature between each.
Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve with blackberry preserves on the side.

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