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FFF: Gluten Free Monte Cristo

on November 9, 2012

Hello Parents,

Not sure if you all remember the restaurant, Bennigan’s; they had this great sandwich called the Monte Cristo – it was battered and deep friend and just so delicious. Well, in scouring the internet for great recipes to share with you this today we found a much lighter version that appears to be just as delicious over on 5 Dinners-in-1 Hour. Not only is it baked instead of deep fried, but it’s also gluten free.

Below is the recipe as posted on the blog, to see the full entry click here.

Gluten Free Monte Cristo


2 C. GF baking mix (Pamela’s)
½ C. butter
2/3 C. + 2 T milk
2 C. shredded (or sliced) mozzarella cheese
12 slices GF deli ham
12 slices GF deli turkey
*you can use any meat/cheese combo.  author used ham off the bone, nitrite free turkey and cheddar cheese slices.


Mix baking mix with butter until crumbly.

Add milk and mix well.

Pour half batter into a greased 8×8 baking dish.

Layer the ham, mozzarella and turkey over batter.

Pour remaining batter over top and spread to cover.

Cooking directions

Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

You can sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry preserves.  It does not need it, just makes it more Monte Cristo-ish. The kick of the sweet and salty is a great combination!

On another note, related to the 5 dinners-in-1 hour blog; although this recipe was posted on the website for any visitor to enjoy, the author has a subscription service where she puts together weekly menus, grocery list and all – exactly five meals that only take one hour to prepare. Imagine, go shopping on Sunday, prepare all five meals in one hour, and dinner is ready for the entire week by the time you get home. Tried and true. Talk about making your life easier, and letting you spend more time with the kids after you pick them up from school.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown


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