SPAMMY® Cristo Minis

SPAMMY® Cristo Minis

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These SPAMMY® Cristo Minis are richer than The Count of Monte Cristo! Made with Belgian waffles, cream cheese filling and topped with powdered sugar and raspberry jelly, it’s a dessert disguised as a sandwich! Much like Dantès is disguised as The Count of Monte Cristo.

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8 servings 23 ingredients

Ingredients

  • Belgian Waffles:
  • 2 cups pancake baking mix
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • Cream Cheese Mixture:
  • 3 ounces chopped sweet pickled ginger
  • 3 rings canned unsweetened pineapple, chopped
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • SPAM® Filling:
  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic
  • seasoned pepper
  • Batter Coating:
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • Remaining Ingredients/Garnishes:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • Raspberry jelly

Directions

  • 1.For Belgian Waffles: Thoroughly combine 2 cups pancake baking mix, buttermilk, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 egg in a mixing bowl. Add approximately 1/4 cup of the waffle mix into a pre-heated waffle maker. Cook waffles until golden brown. Place waffles on a serving plate to cool. Yields approximately 4 waffles.
  • 2.For Cream Cheese Mixture: Chop 3 ounces of sweet pickled ginger and 3 rings of unsweetened pineapple. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped pineapple and ginger with the two packages of softened cream cheese. Mix one teaspoon of Chinese five spice into the cream cheese mixture.
  • 3.Prepare SPAM®: Thinly slice one can of SPAM® Classic. Place the SPAM® in a frying pan and cook over a low flame until SPAM® is crispy on the surface. Sprinkle the SPAM® with seasoned pepper. Place SPAM® on a serving plate to cool.
  • 4.For Batter Coating: Place 1 egg, water, salt, sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the ingredients.
  • 5.To Assemble: Starting with 1 waffle, spread the waffle with the cream cheese mixture. Place 1 slice of SPAM® on each waffle quarter. Place a second waffle, with the cream cheese side facing inward, on top of the first waffle. Slice the waffle into quarters. Slice the quarter pieces in half. Secure each corner of the SPAMMY® Cristo mini with a long tooth pick. Continue the process until all of the waffles have been prepared.
  • 6.Fill a small sauce pan with at least 3-inches of vegetable oil. Make sure the oil line is at least 3-inches away from the rim of the pan. Heat the oil with a low to medium flame until the oil temperature is approximately 350 degrees F. Prepare a tray with several layers of paper towels. Using your tongs, dip one cristo mini in the batter coating and then lower the cristo mini into the oil. Allow the cristo mini to cook until the coating is golden brown. Using your tongs, remove the mini from the pan and allow it to cool on the prepared tray. Sprinkle the cristo mini with powdered sugar. Continue with this process until all of the minis have been cooked. Serve with a raspberry jelly side garnish.

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