Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hungry ? Never Worry

Simply can't get enough of fast food? Neither can we. Except that frequenting your favourite fast food joint every other day means never fitting into that sexy LBD you wore last Christmas ever again. That's why we recommend you give into your cravings at home with these super tasty sandwiches. Take your pick from five different recipes we're sure you'll love!

Hungry Devil Chicken Sandwich (Serves 1)

3 slices of bread (brown or white)
2 slices of chicken salami
1 egg
Schezwan sauce
Lettuce and tomato (optional)
2 slices of cheese

1. Toast the bread slices till lightly brown.
2. Apply butter to one side of two slices and both sides of third slice.
3. Apply schezwuan sauce to the first and third slice.
4. Place the chicken salami on the first slice and add cheese.
5. Place the next slice of bread on top. Double fry the egg and place it on the second slice.
6. Add mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato before closing the sandwich
7. Place your hand firmly above the sandwich and pass a toothpick through to hold in place.


Mushy Mashed Potato Sandwich (Serves 2)

4 slices of whole wheat bread
3 tbsp butter
4 to 5 big mushrooms in thin slices
½ capsicum
½ carrot
½ red bell pepper
2 tbsp cheese spread (optional)
1 potato
Chilli flakes (optional)

1. Parboil mushrooms with salt water and cut into thin slices.
2. Finely cop the capsicum, carrot and bell peppers. Cream them into the butter.
3. Add salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste. Add cheese spread for creamier consistency.
4. Boil the potato and mash well. Add very little salt and pepper (optional).
5. Mix in the mushrooms and mashed potatoes with a dollop of mustard.
6. Apply butter and mixture generously to both slices and close sandwich.
7. Grill or serve as is.


Everything-in-Your-Fridge [Fully Loaded] Sandwich (Serves 2)

6 slices of white/ brown / multi-grain bread
2 tomatoes
1 cucumber
Leftover potato-based dry dish
French Fries* [Frozen]
Cheese Fingers* [Frozen]
2 medium sized boiled potatoes
1 Onion
Leftover fried chicken OR frozen chicken nuggets / chicken fingers
Salsa sauce*
Salt to taste
Oregano and chilli flakes [Pizza Hut sachets]*
Freshly ground black pepper
Cheese spread / cheese slices or Blue Cheese salad dressing*

All marked with * are optional. Use only if they are among the leftovers in your fridge :)

1. Use spreads like margarine, mayonnaise, cheese slices/ spread or Blue Cheese salad dressing [Yes it's yum!], or any other salad dressing you have - Thousand Island / Mint / BBQ sauce. Combine the spreads for a unique flavour!
2. Add the veggies - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, and olives. Raid the vegetable tray in your fridge and add to this selection whatever else you would like to put in your sandwich. Add all of this to one slice of the bread.
3. Place another slice over and add leftover fried chicken OR chicken nuggets/ chicken fingers, bacon strips, boiled potato, French fries, cheese fingers and leftover potato-based dry dish.
4. Garnish with oregano, chilli flakes, pepper, and salsa* before closing the closing with last slice of bread.
5. Grill on medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes.
6. Slice the sandwich into 4 small easy-to-eat pieces and serve!


Sweet and Spicy Corn Sandwich (Serves 2)

4 slices of bread
¼ kg American corn
Olive oil
½ onion
½ chilli

1. Boil corn with a little salt. Grind into coarse paste (not very thin).
2. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté corn for about 5 minutes.
3. Finely chop onions, chilli and coriander and add to the pan.
4. Apply butter and a generous amount of the corn filling.
5. Toast the sandwich and serve hot. Alternatively you could make Open Sweet and Spicy Corn Sandwiches.


Open Cheesy Pizza Sandwich (Serves 2)

3 to 4 slices of bread (brown or white)
Mint chutney (mint leaves, coriander, green chillies, onion, salt to taste)
1 onion
1 capsicum
2 cubes of cheese

1. Finely chop the onion and capsicum and grate the cheese.
2. Apply butter and chutney generously to the sliced bread.
3. Add the onion and capsicum and top up with cheese.
4. Microwave the open sandwiches for 30 seconds till cheese melts.
5. Remove and toast on tawa and serve immediately.



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