Chile Relleno recipes have been one of my most popular genres, so I continue to concoct different variations of the same few ingredients. Today I married the traditional Monte Cristo with a Chile Relleno to create a Double Crunch Chile Relleno Monte Cristo Sandwich and it was love at first sight. Well really anything with green chiles is a “love at first site” for me. Or grilled cheese. Really, how can you go wrong?
So first of all, why is it “double crunch”? Because I fried it twice, silly. First like a regular grilled cheese sandwich and the second time dredged in flour and egg to produce the Monte Cristo crust. Without the first fry, you run the risk of mushy bread on the inside. It also allows the cheese from either side of the crust to melt together which makes for easier handling while dredging. Lots of cheese and mild green chiles make for a mouthwatering sandwich.
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