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Monte Cristo Sandwiches

8 Jan

Use cheese and meats from the deli for this special sandwich.

12 slices white bread

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 slices cooked turkey or chicken breast

6 slices cooked ham

1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

Batter:

1-1/2 cups flour

1 TBSP baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1-1/3 cups water

1 egg, beaten

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. in a separate bowl, mix water and egg; Add to flour mixture; blend thoroughly.

Heat 4 TBSp oil over medium heat in a large skillet. on 6 slices of bread place 1 slice ham, 1 slice cheese, then turkey or chicken; Top with another piece of bread. Repeat until 6 sandwiches are complete. Cut sandwiches into quarters, using wooden toothpicks to hold together. Dip into batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Add vegetable oil as needed.

Serves 6

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