Prep 0 mins
Cook 35 mins
Same as Disneyland's Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwich but a vegetarian version, NOT a low fat, low carb, low cholesterol, low sodium or low calorie version but vegetarian nevertheless.
CURRANT JELLY SAUCE
- 12 ounces red currant jelly
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon half-and-half
- 1 (12 ounce) jar red currant jelly
- 1 (15 ounce) can peaches (or your choice of canned fruit. I like peaches)
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1 small egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons baking powder
- 8 slices white bread
- 4 roasted vegetarian turkey pieces or 4 cooked vegetarian chicken pieces, cut in half to 1/4-inch thickness
- 4 slices tillamook swiss cheese (1 ounce each sandwich)
- 8 slices tempeh bacon, cooked (or your favorite veggie bacon, such as Morningstar Farms, etc.)
- vegetable oil, for frying
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- fruit, compote
- currant jelly, sauce
- NOTE: I used Morningstar Farms "chik patties", but Tofurkey deli mock turkey slices would work, too as would mock ham deli slices for the bacon.
- CURRANT JELLY SAUCE: Combine jelly, water and half and half in blender and mix until smooth. Makes about 3/4 cup.
- FRUIT COMPOTE: Combine your favorite fresh and canned fruits and chill well. Yield is about 1/2 cup per person.
- BATTER: Place water, egg, salt, and pepper 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.
- SANDWICHES: Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between veggie bacon and mock chicken cutlet. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.
- Heat about 6 inches of oil to 340 degrees in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. An alternate way of frying it to put approximately 1/4-inch oil in a large pan and fry the sandwiches on both sides until crispy and brown.
- Remove from oil and take out toothpicks. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil. Sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners' sugar. Serve with fruit compote and currant jelly sauce.
Wow! A vegetarian Monte Cristo is unheard of. Thanks you. It was outta this world!