Miniature Monte Cristos

Submitted by: Jadon Troyer
Miniature Monte Cristos are a great little sandwich or appetizer. You can even prepare them ahead of time.

Serves: 12

Preparation time:
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Ingredients

6 slices soft white bread, trimmed
Mustard
6 very thin slices fully cooked ham
6 very thin slices fully cooked turkey
6 very thin slices Swiss cheese
1 cup buttermilk baking mix
2 eggs
1 can (5 ounces) Evaporated Milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Oil for frying

Method

Flatten each slice of trimmed bread with rolling pin. Spread slices with mustard. Top each with 1 slice each ham, turkey and Swiss cheese.
Roll up bread tightly, using plastic wrap to assist in rolling. Wrap very tightly in plastic wrap to assure even log shape. Chill for 30 minutes.
For Batter
In medium bowl beat together baking mix and eggs. Add evaporated milk, salt and cinnamon.
In deep- fryer or deep saucepan heat 1-1/2 inches Oil to 375°F. Unwrap each roll and secure with 4 wooden picks. With serrated knife, slice each roll into 4 pieces (each secured with wooden pick).
Dip each piece in batter, allowing some batter to be absorbed. Fry a few pieces at a time in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until deep golden brown, turning frequently.
Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately or keep warm in 175°F oven. Serve with spicy mustard sauce, if desired.

Tip: To make a day ahead, prepare and fry as directed. Cool. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat in single layer on baking sheet in 425°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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