monte-cristo

The popular Umami Burger chain left food porn connoisseurs foaming at the mouth last week with the announcement of their Monte Cristo Burger, a limited-time menu item created for the restaurant by Top-Chef winner Michael Voltaggio.

Umami's take on the Monte Cristo smothers a beef patty in gruyère fondue and prosciutto, then sandwiches it between two custard-soaked fried buns, sprinkled with powdered sugar and is served with a side of maple syrup.

For those that live out of proximity of an Umami Burger, the folks at YumSugar have pieced together an equally mouthwatering version inspired by Voltaggio's creation...with a full recipe to boot:

INGREDIENTS

For the prosciutto chips:

For the gruyère fondue:

For the fried brioche buns:

For the burger:

Powdered sugar and maple syrup, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Recipe by Beryl Cohen, Narrated by Brandi Milloy

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Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.