Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monte Cristo

6 ounces smoked cooked ham
4 (4-inch square) slices Swiss cheese
4 slices turkey breast
8 slices bread
Oil (for frying)
Confectioners. sugar
Raspberry jam
Wooden picks
Layer 2 slices ham, 1 slice cheese and 1 slice turkey on each of 4 slices of bread.. Top with remaining bread slices. Press sandwich firmly together; cut into quarters. Secure with wooden picks. Heat oil to 375 degrees F in heavy 3-quart saucepan or deep fat fryer. Prepare Batter.
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
To prepare batter, combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat eggs and milk; stir into flour mixture until smooth. Dip each sandwich in batter to coat well. Fry 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Remove wooden picks. Sprinkle with sugar.
Serve with jam.
Makes 4 servings.

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