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Remember Gampy's Monte Cristo sandwich with the raspberry sauce?

epc3762 | Jan 12, 201408:56 AM     12

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.

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    epc3762 Here is two old posts about Gampy's from way back. DISCUSSION The Ultimate Baltimore Tip Sheet Washington DC & Baltimore...

    Here is two old posts about Gampy's from way back.

    DISCUSSION
    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...

    http://www.chow.com/search?q=Monte+Cr...

    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."

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1646...

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      Bob W re: epc3762 Wow, I have been around here for a long time!!

      Wow, I have been around here for a long time!!

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      Steve I recommend trying the recipe form Blue Bayou in Disneyland, California. Chowhound approved! http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013...

      I recommend trying the recipe form Blue Bayou in Disneyland, California. Chowhound approved!

      http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/01...

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        epc3762 re: Steve Thank you Steve! I will definitely give this a try!

        Thank you Steve! I will definitely give this a try!

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          Hal Laurent re: Steve That looks good, but it isn't what was served at Gampy's (which has been gone for quite a few years). The Gampy's sandwich didn...

          That looks good, but it isn't what was served at Gampy's (which has been gone for quite a few years). The Gampy's sandwich didn't have turkey, and definitely had a raspberry sauce, not blackberry.

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          Hal Laurent From memory, the Gampy's Monte Cristo sandwich was essentially a Croque Monsieur (ham and cheese, usually Gruyere) that was dipped...

          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.

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            epc3762 re: Hal Laurent Thank you Hal. Appreciate your reply.

            Thank you Hal. Appreciate your reply.

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            singerjill LOVED Gampys. I lived in Baltimore until 1985 (born there) and that was THE late night place to go. The Monte Cristo was amazing...

            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!

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              FPmoondoggy DelMarVa cafés makes one almost exactally like the one at Gampy's. There is a location on Boston Street in the a Broom Factory.

              DelMarVa cafés makes one almost exactally like the one at Gampy's. There is a location on Boston Street in the a Broom Factory.

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                MsDiPesto Nice to hear fondness for this item. There's a bakery in my hometown in upstate NY that serves such a dish, powdered sugar and raspberry...

                Nice to hear fondness for this item. There's a bakery in my hometown in upstate NY that serves such a dish, powdered sugar and raspberry sauce and all.

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