Anyone have an idea how it is made or how to enjoy one again?
My former wife and I used to make the trip from Laurel Maryland 6 or more times a year to Gampy's to get them. They were awesome. Would love to relive that blend of mouth watering goodness again! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Here is two old posts about Gampy's from way back.
The Ultimate Baltimore Tip Sheet
Washington DC & Baltimore, Last Updated 5/20/02, 21 Replies
... is it good? I will always have a warm spot for Gampy-s. Still the best monte cristo sandwich I-ve ever had and any place that...
Bob W. Feb 14, 2001 05:40 AM
Can any current Baltimoreans give an update on the Great American Melting Pot, AKA Gampy's? One, is it still there, and two, is it good?
"I will always have a warm spot for Gampy's. Still the best monte cristo sandwich I've ever had, and any place that could last so long after being the scene of a triple murder must be doing something right."
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From memory, the Gampy's Monte Cristo sandwich was essentially a Croque Monsieur (ham and cheese, usually Gruyere) that was dipped in egg batter and deep-fried. As I recall, Gampys sprinkled powdered sugar on the final product (which I don't think added anything useful).
For recreating the raspberry sauce, I'd suggest starting with raspberry jam or jelly (increasingly hard to find) or preserves.
LOVED Gampys. I lived in Baltimore until 1985 (born there) and that was THE late night place to go. The Monte Cristo was amazing. But it was the first place I ever had buffalo wings, although I don't think they called them that. But that's what they were. I've been hooked every since. They were the best, ever!