Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recipes- Disneyland's Monte Cristo

Had this at Disneyland's Cafe Orleans resaurant and it was HEAVENLY!!!! I found this recipe online at Bouncin' Through Disneyland so I'm going to give it a try when we are back from our trip. You have NO.IDEA. how good this dish was! It is cheese and ham deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar and then you spread jam over it. Ooooh.

Disneyland's Monte Cristo
From Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland (also where we went at Cafe Orleans)
Monte Cristo Sandwich is served with currant jelly sauce. First prepare this, then make the batter. While it is chilling, put together the sandwiches. When the sandwiches are fried, the complete service is ready.
Currant Jelly Sauce
2/3 c. currant jelly
1 TB water
1 TB half and half
Combine jelly, water and half and half in blender and mix until smooth. Makes about 3/4 cup.
2/3 c. water
1 small egg
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. white pepper
few drops yellow food coloring
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 t. baking powder
Place water, egg, salt, pepper and food coloring in a bowl and using an electric mixer, mix well at low speed. Add flour and baking powder and mix until batter is smooth. Chill. Makes enough for 4 sandwiches.
8 slices white bread
4 slices turkey (1 oz. each)
4 slices swiss cheese
4 slices Pullman ham
Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between hand and turkey. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.
Final Preparation:
soybean or vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners’ sugar
currant jelly sauce
Heat about 6-inches of oil to 340F in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. Remove from oil, take out toothpicks, sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with currant jelly sauce.


  1. Obviously I'd be DEAD if I ate this... but I'd die happy. My kids would LOVE it (the sandwich, not the "dead" part!)

  2. LOL. No doubt, right??? It was SO such a "cheat day" on my die-t!