Thursday, January 20, 2011

Count on this Monte Cristo.

Who would totally win an award for cheesetastic blog titles?
This girl.
But seriously, I couldn't resist.
Which makes me think of The Count of Monte Cristo, have you seen it?  I love that movie.  It's been a while... Time for a viewing, I think, while eating a sandwich that shares (don't know exactly why) the same name.

So without further adieu, here is the recipe that you asked for.  It's good.  It's easy.  It doesn't make kids cry.  What more could a girl ask for?

Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Ingredients to serve four:
Ultra thin sliced deli meat of your choice
Cheese or combination of cheeses of your choice.  Sliced or shredded.  Same diff.
Pillsbury Crescent rolls. One can makes four sandwiches.  Plan accordingly.
Jam.  We are boysenberry fans here, but raspberry or strawberry would work fine too.  But boysenberry is better.
Powdered sugar.

 Line your baking sheet with foil.
Spray it with Pam.
These guys tend to stick, or the cheese melts out the sides.  Who wants to scrape melted cheese?
Unroll the crescent rolls, making sure to keep them in rectangles.  See how two triangles make a rectangle?  Your high school geometry teacher was right, you will use it in the future.
With your finger, lightly press together the seams where the triangles meet.
 Sprinkle or tear the cheese so it fits on each rectangle.
Layer on a few pieces of meat.
Fold over the neat little pile of cheese and meat.
Seal edges by pressing down with your fingers.
 Bake until golden brown at 375ยบ for 15-18 minutes.
(Aren't you glad you used foil?)
Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a heaping spoonful of jam.
How easy was that?
Hope you love them as much as we do.

My husband learned how to make these in college from his pastor, and he made them for me on one of our first dates.  How could I not marry the guy?  He had me at Monte Cristo.

*In the spirit of full disclosure, I only made two sandwiches today.  One being, there was just bald baby and I eating lunch together, and two, I may or may not have used the other four Crescent rolls this morning to make Nutella Croissants.  For the love of all things hazelnut, they were soooo good.  Evil good.  Sparkles and unicorns good.  I'm in big trouble good.  I wish I made all eight good.
So make those too.  You know, to use up the extra Crescents.

30 comments:

  1. Yum! Sounds like a good snack for the kiddos today!!

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  2. Yum!! When I was a waitress in college, the restaurant I worked at served these except they were deep fried. They served them with jam, too. :) (don't remember if it was boysenberry, though) I am definitely going to make these! Thanks!!

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  3. oooh...la...la that sounds YUMMY!!!
    Time for dinner!
    many blessings, Deborah

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  4. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to try this!!

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  5. I love nutella croissants! And these look super yummy too. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. i think my kids would eat these without tears, too! what a happy meal that would be.

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  7. i think my kids would eat these without tears, too! what a happy meal that would be.

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  8. Interesting...turkey with jam. I do love the movie Count of Monte Cristo!!! Glad you enjoyed.

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  9. Mmmm Nutella croissants are heavenly!! Not digging the jelly and sugar with my turkey and cheese though. Seems a bit sketch. I think I'd try it but still skeptical until then. ;)

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  10. sounds delic. i have all the ingredients for your corn bread sitting on kitchen counter....over is heating up and so it should be done by the time john gets home. yummy to have with salad tonight. thanks for sharing all your love.

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  11. Yum! You may also like to know that Eggo waffles - and swiss cheese - and slice of ham and a slice of turkey - warmed on a skillet - then powdered sugar and jam - is also a delicious Monte Cristo!!!
    Excited to try yours! mmmm

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  12. have you seen Tristan and Isolde? mmm. even better than Count of Monte Cristo but kinda the same dealio.

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  13. So funny. I just sent my husband to the grocery store to buy more nutella so I can make these darn things. I have been on a nutella and ritz cracker kick lately and just knew I needed nutella croissants.

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  14. i'm totally going to try this with my toddler! this could be an answer to prayer with that kid!

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  15. OMG! "He had you at Monte Cristo"! That is the cutest and most yummy thing I have heard!:) I am going to make these for my gang...they love Monte Cristos, and this looks to be the bomb! Thanks for sharing...

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  16. i think my husband would really like these--i'll put the ingredients on my next shopping list. thank you so much for sharing.

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  17. OMG I GREW UP LOVING MONTE CRISTO'S!!! I'M SOO GLAD YOU POSTED A RECIPE! i added it to my recipe page that's linked to fr my blog homepage (under the header in the categories) :) ...mmmm i'm SOOO MAKIN THESE SOON!!!!

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  18. yay, I was hoping you'd post this!! My husband is gonna thank you!! He always orders these when we go out. For some reason they seem so fancy, that I've been scared to attempt to make 'em...these ones I can handle!!!! Cheese, turkey and jam...my kids are gonna wanna call you mom!!!! LOL

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  19. YUM!

    This has to be healthier than the fried version. Delish.

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  20. What a yummy recipe!

    "Kings to you"...

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  21. We made these tonight with both ham and turkey, Swiss cheese and blackberry jam.

    My family wanted me to get on and thank you! They were perfect! We will be making these again. And again. And again!

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  22. OH MY!!! just made these for my family and we could not get enough of them!!! we did mozzarella and ham with triple berry jam!! sooooo good! thanks for sharing!

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  23. That looks so good! I just watched The Count of Monte Cristo yesterday!! Good movie, can't wait to try the sandwiches!

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  24. a very fun twist on the familiar favorite! thanks for posting, love this and love your blog (as always)
    -meg
    @clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  25. Why are these so good??? I made all 4 with ham and cheddar. The hubby didn't dare do the sugar and jam, he said "nah I'm good!" hehe. I was brave and tried it with home made raspberry jam. And OH SO GOOD! I had to go put sugar on a 2nd one and get more jam!!! Unfortunately, my hubby and I ate all 4 and didn't save any for our son... he was napping... oops. He'll never know, he's only 2 anyway. hehe

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