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Travels in the South

12 Apr

Hello friends – welcome to another week of Travels in the South.  Today I bring you one of my dad’s favorite sandwiches.  Doesn’t it look delicious?  This is called a Monte Cristo.  Whenever dad sees it on the menu at a restaurant, he has to try it. Are you asking yourself what exactly is a Monte Cristo?

Well, a Monte Cristo sandwich has smoked ham, smoked turkey and two cheeses in the sandwich.  The sandwich is then lightly battered and fried until golden brown.  See I told you about us before being in the south and frying anything and everything – snorts with piggy laughter.  After the Monte Cristo comes out of the fryer, it’s dusted with powdered sugar, cut into corners and served with an awesome raspberry preserve for dipping.

Be prepared to get messy when you eat this creation.  There will be powdered sugar everywhere.  There will also be groans of OMP this is so good!  So the next time you check out a menu at a restaurant, look for the Monte Cristo.  You won’t be disappointed.

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17 responses to “Travels in the South

  1. franhunne4u

    April 12, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I am a really fat woman, but I shudder at this. I do not like sugar on a savoury sandwich. Nor am I tempted by sugar on a sandwich. And I am not too fond of deep-fried things. So it is a No from this fattie. Not for calorie reasons.

     
  2. easyweimaraner

    April 12, 2017 at 1:16 am

    My dad would like that ;o))) … the mama would fear the calories….but to make it in a lite-version would be a fail, I think… it needs all this ingredients to become a snack from heaven ;o))))

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

      It’s definitely a once in a while kind of meal. I think the last time daddy tried one of these was about a year ago. But they sure are yummy. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • easyweimaraner

        April 12, 2017 at 9:39 am

        it is… and it has to have all that things… otherwise it wouldn’t be soulfood when it has no soul, right?

         
  3. Kinley Westie

    April 12, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Brinley’s daddy luvs these!

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Aren’t they awesome and delicious?! XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. We will be working on your email hopefully this weekend sweet friends ❤

       
  4. kandykid

    April 12, 2017 at 4:23 am

    The icing sugar bit sounds like Beginet’s in New Orleans. LOL

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Oh yum – beignets are amazing! This is not as sweet – I’m told anyway – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. sheilaenglehart

    April 12, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I worked at a restaurant in Florida that used to do these. Divine.

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

      They are definitely a once in a while be good to yourself treat. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katsrus

    April 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Never heard of this sandwich. Sounds yummy.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

      You must try one if you ever see it on the menu. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. CarolMaeWY

    April 12, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Yum, ate one or two 87 years ago when young and energetic and living in North Carolina. 😋

     
    • Piglove

      April 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Amen! Then you know how wonderful these little masterpieces are. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. imagesbytdashfield

    April 12, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Had one once. Deadly……. deliciously deadly!

     
  9. Ladybuggz

    April 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Don’t know about the batter and deep frying, we always just dipped them in egg and fried like a grilled cheese, I do agree they are good! ,(the sugar and sweet dip??, just weird,weird,weird!) lol…. :0

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Definitely not something to enjoy all of the time for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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