Blue Bayou Restaurant: Monte Cristo Sandwich

Deep fried ham and cheese sandwich then sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a dipping sauce. Rich’s vegetables are scalloped potatoes and sautéed spinach, he ordered crab cakes as an appetizer which were outstanding. Monte Cristo Sandwiches were a popular cuisine item a lonnnnnng time ago but they live on at Disneyland as Blue Bayou’s signature dish. To me, it tastes like something you’d serve for brunch since it’s dipped in egg batter before you fry it. New Orleans real restaurants do not serve this dish today. What it has in common with real New Orleans cooking: a by product if you eat this stuff is clogged arteries someday…. But at least you have happy tummy if not also clogged arteries. Son, age 12, ordered beef ribs with spinach and scalloped potatoes, he said the scalloped potatoes were like potato chips and didn’t finish eating those but did eat the ribs and sautéed spinach. Said his gumbo tasted “slimey”. He knows good New Orleans gumbo from places like Mandina’s of New Orleans, is developing a sense of a good palate.


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3 Responses to “Blue Bayou Restaurant: Monte Cristo Sandwich”

  1. 1 barbara foster July 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I have been dying to hear your review of this place, since talking about it on vmk with mic. I guess he’d had enough Monte Cristo sandwiches on vmk to try another one. Isn’t it the okra that makes some gumbo slimey?

  2. 2 disneyecho July 6, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Not if is done the right way. I think it is hard to get authentic indigenous food of one land when you’re in another… and I don’t mean New Orleans Square compared to Critter Country, by the way! 😉

    Recently I posted more photos we took in the Blue Bayou restaurant that day which look better because I adjusted the contrast of the pictures in Photoshop.

  3. 3 disneyecho July 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Oh, he did have some of the Monte Cristo sandwich. Wherever we ate, including the Blue Bayou, we did it like we do at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival where we all share the food we get so we can experience it together.

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