Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!
This month we are highlighting sandwiches. Show us your creativity and your best sandwich. What makes it special? What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? It can be more than five ingredients.
This was a tough one this month – not so much as to a sandwich but what to pick to post. I ended picking a sandwich that we all absolutely love here at the Hotel Thompson. AND, it’s simple to fix. Really – it looks like it’s complicated but trust me, it’s not 🙂
Normally we fix this sandwich a lot around the Thanksgiving -Christmas holidays because of all of the leftovers. You are probably asking yourself well what do you call it? This is our rendition of a Monte Cristo sandwich.
2 slices of white bread ($0.10)
2 slices of ham or leftover ham (if you buy the deli ham this comes out to less than $1.25)
2 slices of turkey or leftover turkey (again if you buy the deli turkey this comes out to less than $1.25)
2-3 slices of cheese – any kind. In this situation, we used one slice of cheddar on top and one slice of cheddar on bottom with one slice of swiss in the middle. (we had all of these cheese on hand and it came out less than $1.00)
Pillsbury pizza dough – yep you heard it. One can cost us $1.50
Powdered sugar to top. I’m still using a bag of powdered sugar that I bought some time ago. I’m going to say this might be $0.25
And you have your choice of any kind of jam you want to dip your sandwich into before eating. Here, we prefer a strawberry jam. One bottle usually makes it 4 sandwiches so for 1 sandwich – $0.75.
Build your Monte Cristo. Lay out your 2 pieces of white bread. Add a piece of cheddar, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey, one slice of swiss, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey and one slice of cheddar. Take your pizza dough and cut it into two slices. You just need a half slice to wrap around your sandwich completely – just like wrapping a package. Get your oil hot in your pan because now you are going to deep fry your sandwich. Yep, we are in the south – DEEP FRY that bad boy. When it is nicely browned on all sides, take it out and pat it with a paper towel. Then cut it into fours, place it on a plate and lightly dust it with the powdered sugar. Dip in your jam and enjoy. This is wonderful!