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hurleysweety
04-10-2009, 01:43 PM
FOOD PORN WARNING (and grease warning too!!!)

So I was sitting here on my day off and enjoying resting, watching tv and then got pretty hungry. I googled "Monte Cristo" and to my surprise I had literally hundreds of recipes to choose from...and thus my version of cheese Monte Cristo arrived...

First, I took some flour, baking powder, and salt and sifted it together and then mixed it with one egg and water. Then I took two pieces of bread, spread one side with dijon mustard and sprinkled the other side with a handful of shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese (I would have added ham if I had it!). I then carefully dipped the bread in the thick batter and then placed in a frying pan which was preheated and coated with canola oil. Waited until it was crispy and light brown on each side and then turned it down and waited for a bit for the cheese to melt...mmm...check it out!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/hurleysweety/montecristofry.jpg

Then I got some strawberry preserves, added a little water to thin it out to make it great for dipping. And finally I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. YUMMMMM! Its already gone...:eek: And I already want more!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y214/hurleysweety/montecristo-1.jpg

charmama4
04-10-2009, 02:04 PM
That looks scrumptious!!!

pixiewings71
04-10-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh my.......good thing I'm not home right now. LOL that looks good!!!!! :)

Grumpy'sWife4Ever
04-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Now you just need to learn to make a cookie boat, and we'll all start making PS's at YOUR house.....;)

Krissy Marissy
04-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Now you just need to learn to make a cookie boat, and we'll all start making PS's at YOUR house.....;)

:rotfl:

I have made many different ones before and they are yummy but it tastes better in DL for some reason :goodvibes

pixiewings71
04-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Now you just need to learn to make a cookie boat, and we'll all start making PS's at YOUR house.....;)

:thumbsup2:worship::lovestruc

:rotfl:

I have made many different ones before and they are yummy but it tastes better in DL for some reason :goodvibes

It's that Disney Magic, I don't know how it works but it does!

hurleysweety
04-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Oh my.......good thing I'm not home right now. LOL that looks good!!!!! :)

Now that I know how to make them...I hope I'm not home for lunch on a regular basis! (No way the DH would eat this, too much of a health nut)

Now you just need to learn to make a cookie boat, and we'll all start making PS's at YOUR house.....;)

:lmao:

Well thank you very much!

But remember, this is not a reservation...and please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled PS...blah blah blah :laughing:

But hmm...I wonder if I could make a cookie boat?
:rotfl:

I have made many different ones before and they are yummy but it tastes better in DL for some reason :goodvibes

I can't wait to try it sometime this next year. On one of the trips I'll have to fool the DH to go to Cafe Orleans (since I doubt he'll like anything on the menu) or convince him its worth it to go to Blue Bayou so I can actually experience the Disney magic of the wonderfulness that is the Monte Cristo!

fairykin
04-11-2009, 09:59 AM
Well Look at You!:yay: You made one of my favorite treats at the park!

It's yummy with turkey and the swiss cheese.

pixiewings71
04-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Now that I know how to make them...I hope I'm not home for lunch on a regular basis! (No way the DH would eat this, too much of a health nut)



:lmao:

Well thank you very much!

But remember, this is not a reservation...and please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled PS...blah blah blah :laughing:

But hmm...I wonder if I could make a cookie boat?


I can't wait to try it sometime this next year. On one of the trips I'll have to fool the DH to go to Cafe Orleans (since I doubt he'll like anything on the menu) or convince him its worth it to go to Blue Bayou so I can actually experience the Disney magic of the wonderfulness that is the Monte Cristo!

I had a really yummy salad when we ate there last time. DBF did the MC and we shared a little bit, I had a quarter of his sandwich, the rest was off limits. LOL

CanadianPaco
04-12-2009, 08:47 AM
That looks amazing! Good for you for trying it out!!!!:goodvibes

JadeDarkstar
04-12-2009, 07:12 PM
i just told dh he said write it down an we will try it yumm

pixiewings71
04-13-2009, 01:55 PM
:thumbsup2:worship::lovestruc



It's that Disney Magic, I don't know how it works but it does!

hey look, it's my NEW TAG!!!! :thumbsup2:woohoo: Thank Tag Fairy, you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :goodvibes:lovestruc:cloud9:

lulubelle
04-13-2009, 11:28 PM
HurleySweetie, that sandwich looks dee-lish!;)
Great job, I might try one myself.

And PW71, congrats on the new tag, the TF has been working overtime here on the Disneyland boards!:cutie:

pixiewings71
04-14-2009, 01:11 PM
I know lulu, the TF is loving the Land right now. :) I hope she knows how much we love her too! :)

Mom2Christina
08-23-2009, 01:15 AM
That looks mighty good. I confess that I have never in about 16 years of going to DL had a Monte Cristo! DH & I are determined to have one this trip!!! So much good food so little time! Do the ones at DL have mustard on them? I dont remember reading that before?

Kayla's Mom
08-23-2009, 08:50 AM
Do the ones at DL have mustard on them? I dont remember reading that before?

No mustard on the DL version. :goodvibes

PinkBudgie
08-23-2009, 11:43 AM
I think your version sounds better! I don't like ham and swiss anyway so I've never gotten one at DL.

We could start our own DLR cookbook! :rotfl: This summer I had my own Bengal BBQ skewers. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2224517

I now make the sauce and put it on other things too. But you are right, it isn't the same as being there.

DizMe
08-25-2009, 12:07 AM
Wow...that looks AWESOME!!! I love MCs!!!

Maybe I'll try this out...make it a dinner meal...hang a few paper lanterns and string up some "fireflies" to come on when the lights go dim...put on a little banjo music...whip up some crab cakes for dh and a MC for me, add a couple of mint juleps (the adult kind, I'm thinking) and happy birthday, dh :rotfl:

Ok, I'd never follow through on all that but it sounds fun. Not sure how to capture Eau de Pirate Ride, either.

Lynzer Torte
08-25-2009, 12:31 AM
My mom has been making these for years, minus the mustard and with Swiss cheese instead. :)