Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich
For the Sandwich
artisan bread, challah or brioche
Black forest ham
Raspberry, blackberry or marionberry preserves
to your taste
Fresh red grapes or strawberries
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the water, egg, flour, salt and baking powder until it becomes smooth and like pancake batter.
Preheat your deep fryer to 365 F. Alternatively you can heat a large deep frying pan with about 1 inch of canola oil until it reaches the same temperature.
Layer your sandwich with one slide of bread, 2 slices ham, 2 slices turkey and 2 slices of Swiss (or make your vegetarian version by subbing the brie, Swiss and Mozzarella).
When the oil is hot, deep the sandwich into the batter, let the excess drip off, then place in the oil. Cook until each side becomes golden brown.
Remove from oil, set on plate with paper towels to drain, and the top with powdered sugar and serve with berry jam.
Vegetarians can sub the ham and turkey for sliced brie and mozzarellalla
Recipe by Jason Hill,