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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

Southwestern Quiche

3 Jan

1-baked deep dish pie crust

2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms

2 TBSP vegetable oil

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

6 large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup half and half

2/3 cup Black bean and corn chunky salsa

1 TBSP flour

preheat oven to 375

Saute mushrooms in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until golden brown and liquid is absorbed. Combine cheeses and set aside. Stir together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; add mushrooms. Pour half of egg mixture into crust. Sprinkle evenly with 2/3 of cheese. Top with remaining egg mixture, and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

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