Tuesday, October 2, 2012

{Try It Tuesday} Mini Monte Cristos

Since I've been on maternity leave, I cannot stop cooking and baking.  It could be because I cannot stop eating and think about food about 20 times a day.  I can blame it on burning 500 extra calories a day from nursing, right?

I've been pinning new food ideas like crazy, so I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature highlighting recipes that I've found and tried!  And twisted to fit our family's needs :)

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My hubby loves Monte Cristos.  We have a local restaurant that has them and anytime we are in that area, he wants to eat there.  When I saw these on Pinterest, I knew I had to make them!  When we had lunchmeat that was soon going to go bad, I jumped on the opportunity to try the recipe out!

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Mini Monte Cristos
adapted from recipe at Crisco.com
Makes 24 pieces

6 slices of bread
mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1/4 lb ham, sliced thin
1/4 lb turkey, sliced thin
6 slices cheese {we used provolone}
1 cup Bisquick mix {or 1 c flour, 1/2 T baking powder, 1 t salt & 1 1/2 T butter mixed together}
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/8 t cinnamon
Oil for frying
Powdered sugar

Remove the crust and flatten the bread with a rolling pin.

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Spread a very thin layer of mayo or Miracle Whip and add a slice of ham, turkey, and cheese.  Roll them up and insert four toothpicks evenly spaced to hold the rolls in place.  Keep the toothpicks in until serving.  Chill for 30 minutes or until dinner time.

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Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a pan on medium-high heat.

Mix Bisquick mix {or substitute} with eggs, milk, and cinnamon to make a batter.  The batter should be  pretty thick.  If it's not, add a bit of flour.

Slice the bread roll ups into four equal pieces with a serrated knife.  Dip in batter until fully covered and fry in the oil until golden brown.  Move the pieces around frequently to cook evenly.

Remove and blot off as much oil as possible.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!

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If you have extras or want to make a double batch, these should freeze well.  {I've got about 10 in the freezer...I'll let you know how they do!}  Just warm in the oven at 375F for 10-15 minutes.

10 comments:

  1. Yum--I've never had an original one either, but these look really good!

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  2. Did you like them? I may give them a whirl if the kids liked them!

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    1. Matt and the kids loved them! I ate them,mbut wasn't too crazy about the sweetness mixed with the savory.

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  3. Um...holy cow! These look so delish! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! Thanks for sharing this, I'm going to have to try it! I am your newest follower! Ps: love your picky eater post cause I have three of them!

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  4. I am definitely going to try this. Looks nice and easy. I love monte cristos. And would you happen to be speaking of Cheddar's? Their monte cristo is the bomb!

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  5. Fun idea! I used to get Monte Cristo at Bennigans, this looks yum!

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