Saturday, November 7, 2015

Disneyland's Blue Bayou monte cristo

This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants at Disneyland, Blue Bayou.  I thought about making a healthy version, but this is a recipe you just have to go all in with. And it's worth it;)

Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich

Serves 4

1 egg
1 3/4 cups water
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

8 slices Hawaiian bread (challah works well), sliced 1/2-inch thick
8 thin slices ham
8 thin slices Swiss cheese (make it vegetarian  by removing the ham and add 
more cheese!)

3 cups canola oil
Confectioners sugar
Apricot/ pineapple preserves (or any preserve)

Line a cookie sheet with paper towels; set aside.

Whisk the egg and water together in a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and beat for 2 minutes. 

On one slice of bread, arrange 2 slices of ham and cheese. Spread preserve of your choice on the remaining slice of bread and place on top.

Heat oil to between 365 degrees F and 375 degrees F in a 10-inch pan. Do not let the oil reach a higher temperature than this. Dip the sandwich into the batter, allowing excess to drain, and very carefully place into the oil.

Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Cook one at a time, and allow the oil to reach the desired temperature between each. Place the cooked sandwich on the prepared cookie sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve. Repeat with the other three sandwiches.

Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve with additional preserves on the side.


More Disney inspired recipes to come:). 

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oooh...we went to Disneyland this last September. The food! Some things, I mean, they're known for (the churros, the Dole Whip) and so I'll have to give this a try. On a non-diet day, that is.