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Monte Cristo Sandwich


MONTE CRISTO
Bennigan's Copycat Recipe

Serves 6

Sandwiches:
6 slices cooked turkey
6 slices Swiss cheese
6 slices cooked ham
6 slices American cheese
18 slices wheat bread

Batter:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup water
1 large egg, beaten
oil, for deep frying

Garnish:
powdered sugar
red raspberry jelly

Assemble 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. Dip each sandwich half into the batter and deep-fry (oil must cover the sandwich) in oil preheated to 360 degrees until golden brown.  Remove from oil to paper towels. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar. Serve with warm or room temperature jelly, if desired.