Sinfully Wicked Monte Cristo Sandwich (Basic Recipe)
Not Just another Ham N’ Cheese Sandwich
1 Quart Oil For Frying, Or As Needed
⅔ Cup Water
⅔ Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 ¾ Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
8 Slices White Bread
4 Slices Swiss Cheese
4 Slices Turkey
4 Slices Ham
⅛ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Confectioners’ Sugar For Dusting
Step 1 Heat 5 inches of oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). While oil is heating, make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; whisk into the egg mixture until smooth. Set aside in the refrigerator.
Step 2 Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of turkey on one slice of bread, a slice of ham on another, then sandwich them with the Swiss cheese in the middle. Cut sandwiches into quarters, and secure with toothpicks.
Step 3 Dip each sandwich quarter in the batter so that all sides are coated. Deep fry in the hot oil until golden brown on all sides. Remove toothpicks and arrange on a serving tray. Dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving.