Friday, May 30, 2008

Eewy gooey monte cristo sandwich

Recipe name: Monte Cristo Sandwich
source: Food Network
servings 1 sandwich
Cookbook date: May 21
Date prepared:

3 slices white bread
Mayonnaise, as needed
2 slices Gouda
2 slices turkey
3 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Strawberry slices, for garnish
Orange wedges, for garnish

Serving suggestion: Blackberry jam

On a work surface, lay out 2 slices of bread and spread with mayonnaise. Top each slice with the 1 slice of Gouda and 1 slice of turkey each. Put the third slice of bread on top of one stack, and flip the remaining stack on top, cheese-side down, to make a triple-decker sandwich.

Using a knife, cut the crusts off the sandwich (this helps to pinch and seal the ends). Wrap the sandwich tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 6 hours. (Wrapping the sandwich in plastic wrap, compacts it, and prevents the egg batter from seeping in.)

Combine the eggs and milk in a bowl. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Unwrap the sandwich and dip it in the egg batter, to coat evenly. Gently place it in the skillet, and fry, turning once, until golden brown and hot, about 5 minutes total.

Cut the Monte Cristo in 1/2, transfer it to a place, and garnish with the strawberry and orange. Spoon some jam over each 1/2 and serve immediately.

Tim here. Well both Tiffany and I didn't much care for this one. Overall we thought it was too greasy of a dish, even with me cutting the amount of oil and butter by half. I didn't have any slices of cheese, just shredded, so it was hard to gauge how much equaled a slice. Being a cheese lover I erred on the side of too much cheese and it was, well, too much. Besides being greasy and heavy there wasn't a lot to the taste of the meal. I don't think we will be trying this one again. If you have a monte cristo recipe you think rocks we would love to hear about it.

value: ****
time: **
taste: *

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