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wow this is some extreme sandwich ;-) my DH absolutely loved this! didn't have gruyere cheese so I used provolone, great recipe Nimz, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz June 15, 2007

I love a good Monte Cristo, but have never made one myself, so this was a new experience for me ~ also new to using beer in recipes! A few changes were made, however, including cutting back on the cayenne pepper to almost nothing [After all, really now, what's a pinch?] & using honey-baked ham! Also I WAS TEMPTED to make this a 3-layer sandwich, but didn't! It did take a lot more time to prepare than I'd expected [& I totally lost track of the time, too!], but the result was a VERY, VERY tasty sandwich! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Sydney Mike April 03, 2007

This has to be the strangest thing I've ever eaten! My mother said it was lovely and enjoyed the great mix of flavors. I thought the flavors were pretty amazing as well. I don't think I'd make it again though. My stomach can't stand too much fried food. So, I may use the basic recipe and just eat it as a grilled cheese and turkey sandwich, and skip the batter part. This made a lot of batter by the way, and now I need to figure out what to use it on instead of tossing it! :-) I would have given it a 3 1/2, but it's getting a 4 since my mother loved it so much! I'll make it again for her one day! :-)

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byZula September 14, 2006
Ultimate Monte Cristo