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Bennigan's Monte Cristo




  • 6 slices cooked turkey
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices cooked ham
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 18 slices wheat bread


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • Red raspberry jelly


  1. Assembly of sandwiches: bread, turkey, Swiss cheese, bread, ham, American cheese, bread; cut in half diagonally. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together to blend well. Add water to the egg and add to the flour mixture mixing well.
  2. Dip each sandwich half into the batter and deep-fry (oil must cover the sandwich) in oil preheated to 360 degrees F and fry until golden brown.
  3. Remove from oil to paper towels. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar.
  4. Serve with warm/room temperature jelly, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

Posted by CookinMom at Recipe Goldmine - May 3, 2001.

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