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The Cristo sandwich is a variation of the Monte Cristo sandwich, and is a popular dish in the United States. The sandwich is made with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese on either white or wheat bread, and is dipped in an egg batter and fried. The sandwich is then dusted with powdered sugar and served with jelly or preserves.
The sandwich is believed to have originated in the early 1900s in New York City, and was originally known as the "French Sandwich". It is thought that the sandwich was created at the Delmonico's restaurant, and was made with ham, turkey, and cheese on white bread. The sandwich was then dipped in an egg batter and fried, and dusted with powdered sugar.
The sandwich gained popularity in the 1950s, when it was featured in several magazines and cookbooks. It was also featured in the 1956 film "The Best Things in Life Are Free". The sandwich has remained popular in the United States, and is now a common menu item at many restaurants.
When making a cristo sandwich, it is important to ensure that all ingredients are of the highest quality. Start by layering ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between two slices of thick, white bread. Generously spread a mixture of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on the outside of the sandwich. Next, dip the sandwich into an egg and milk mixture and cook on a hot griddle until golden brown. Finally, top with a generous layer of powder sugar and serve with a side of raspberry or strawberry jam for an extra sweet touch. Enjoy!
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