Who says Disneyland is just for kids? Okay so the inspiration for this recipe did NOT come from a happy hour at a bar at all. It honestly came from one of the restaurants in Disneyland by the Pirate’s of the Caribbean ride. I of course did not have the monte cristo sandwich because it was not vegan, but my brother sure seemed like he enjoyed it (jerk) and I was admittedly jealous of his fried sandwich…
…so I decided to make my own vegan monte cristo later that week at home. PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!! I’ve got to say though, that it is definitely NOT good that I have gone so far as to fry an entire sandwich. It gave me all sorts of confidence that I can fry just about anything. My head got pretty big and I half jokingly told wife-unit that I would fry a piece of pizza next. She laughed and said something that I didn’t really hear because…
Vegan Monte Cristo Sandwiches (makes 2 sammiches)
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 egg replacer equivalent of 1 egg
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1 3/4 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 slices of soft sandwich bread
- 4 slices of ‘ham’ vegan deli meat
- 4 slices of ‘turkey’ vegan deli meat
- 4 slices mozzarella Daiya (this recipe will be difficult to do with shredded but is def do-able because I’ve done it)
- 1 tbsp organic powdered sugar
- Raspberry/your favorite jam (optional but…YUM)
- vegetable oil for frying
Heat the vegetable oil in a pan to 350 degrees.
Mix the first five ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl and set aside.
Put the sandwiches together like so: bread, vegan ham, daiya, vegan turkey, bread. Cut each sandwich into quarters and put a toothpick through each to hold it together.
Dip each quarter sandwich into the batter and completely coat. Fry the sandwiches in the oil until lightly browned and then set on a paper towel covered plate to cool.
REMOVE THE TOOTHPICKS!!!! Because you don’t want to eat those.
Lightly dust the tops of the sandwiches with the powdered sugar. If you choose to, and I recommend it, top each sandwich with a light layer of jam and then eat while still warm. SO GOOD!