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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Yield: 16 servings.

4 cups milk, whole
12 eggs, large, beaten
1 cup flour, all-purpose
2 Tbsp. baking powder
32 slices country bread, thick-sliced
2 lb. honey-smoked ham, deli-sliced
3 lb. roast turkey breast, deli-sliced
32 Swiss cheese slices
2 cups Crisco® Vegetable OIl as needed, powdered sugar
4 cups Smucker’s® Raspberry Preserves

Combine milk, eggs, flour and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk to blend. Reserve batter.

To assemble: Place 1 slice bread on flat work surface; top with 2 oz. ham, 3 oz. turkey and 2 slices cheese. Close sandwich with second slice of bread. Dip sandwich in batter; drain excess. Heat 2 Tbsp. Crisco® Vegetable Oil in skillet; grill sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Diagonal-slice sandwich; plate. Dust lightly with powdered sugar. Serve with ¼ cup raspberry preserves in ramekin.