The Vegan Monte Cristo
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup water
egg substitute (to account for 1 egg)
3 slices of vegan ham
3 slices of vegan turkey
4 slices of vegan swiss
2 slices of vegan cheddar
2 slices of wheat bread
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl and combine. Then, add the egg substitute and water and mix to produce the batter.
Build the sandwich: Bread, Swiss(2), Ham(3), Cheddar(2), Turkey(3), Swiss(2), Bread.
Prepare a plate with paper towels to soak up residual oil after frying is complete.
Coat/Dip the sandwich in the batter. Ensure that the entire sandwich is coated.
Add a thorough amount of oil to a pan and heat it. A deep fryer is the preferred method but pan frying works for me.
Fry the sandwich, add more batter to the sides of the sandwich if necessary, the idea is to seal the edges. You can splash some oil over the sides with a spatula to help seal them. Flip the sandwich to fry the other side, careful, it's heavy.
After frying, place the sandwich on the paper towels. Once the oil is soaked up coat both sides of the sandwich with powdered sugar.
Now slice it diagonally and serve with a raspberry or grape jam/jelly.
There you have it, the Vegan Monte Cristo!