Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vegan Monte Cristo!

Let's face it. The Monte Cristo is a weird, weird sandwich. Seriously, I'd like to know what stoner dreamed up that dish! Ham and cheese with jam and mustard served on French toast. It doesn't even sound good. But for some reason, it is.

When Laura from Peace By Pastries posted her recipe for a Vegan Monte Cristo, I knew I had to give a shot:

In a word — delicious! I used Yves Meatless Deli Ham, Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheddar (though I believe a white "cheeze" would be even better), and Ezekial bread. I chose organic grape jelly (my fave!) and spicy brown mustard for condiments. The bread is battered in a cinnamon-y French toast that I wouldn't mind eating on its own for breakfast sometime.

Don't be scared! Try Laura's Monte Cristo!

Hey testers, in case you missed yesterday's post, there are new recipes on the tester site! Yippee!

22 comments:

tahinitoo said...

I am pretty sure I would like to try this sammie. Grape jelly was my favorite as a kid!

nora said...

Whoa, just whoa.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I've never had a monte cristo! This vegan version looks delicious.

shelby said...

How interesting! It looks really delicious too. =P

VeggieGirl said...

Fun twist on a classic sandwich!!

miss v said...

hmmm... i don't know if i can do this one... jelly sort of freaks me out. never been a fan.

ps - i did make the indian yumminess post for dinner last night and WOW!

jessy said...

oooooh, i've never even heard of a Monte Cristo sammie before, Bianca! totally going to have to try it out! sounds interesting - i think i might just love it! your sammie looks oh-so deeeeeelicious! mmmmmmmmmm!

The Voracious Vegan said...

I am pretty amazed. That picture is so tasty looking. You are right = weird ingredients but tasty sandwich.

Sal said...

I've never heard of a monte cristo either, but it sounds pretty damn good to me!!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i didn't know monte cristo had jelly on it. ick. i'll try anything once, though.

pixiepine said...

Holy moly! I LOVED Monte Cristos way back in the days before I was veg. I should prolly stay away from this...might lose control! It looks so good :)

twoveganboys said...

That does sound strange. Hmm I will have to give it a try.

T said...

Woah. You just blew my mind!

Macie said...

I just found out about monte cristos a few weeks ago when we were planning our wedding menu. I kept telling my fiance that no one would like a ham sandwich + jam. But looking at your pictures, I think you've proved me wrong! Yum.

Erin said...

Ugh. I used to work at a food delivery service, and every time someone ordered the Monte Cristo from Bennigan's I cringed. It's so gross. But this one looks pretty tasty and a lot less greasy!

Laura said...

i am so glad you liked it!! i loved those sammies pre-vegan, and it was one thing i really wanted to make vegan for a long time. sweet and salty are just brilliant together!! thanks for trying my recipe!

A_and_N said...

wow, thats really amazing! As long as it tastes great, looks shouldnt matter that much. and it looks good btw :)

thedalyn said...

Huh. I've had a number of Monte Cristo's (in the old days) and never did they include jelly. Once I'm back to my former carb-unconscious self, I might have to give it a shot...

Cyn said...

I don't think I've ever had a monte cristo - I had no idea they had jelly in them! Actually, I don't really like jelly, so that sandwich is kind of freaking me out. I do enjoy the idea of a french toast sandwich though.

PS. I posted pictures of a couple of your testers at my site!

Katy said...

Ok, I've never had a monte cristo before because they sound totally crazy, but I'm glad you liked it! :)

Laura said...

hey bianca if i send you some money can you send me some of those lovely vegan butterscotch chips??? or the other way around?? whatever works...i just NEED them in my soul!!

Mike K said...

Wow. I've considered attempting a vegan monte cristo in the past, but never quite felt up to the task. This looks pretty awesome.