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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with steamed broccoli and corn on the cob

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with steamed broccoli and corn on the cob

Stuffed mushrooms are another one of those dishes that can be prepared in so many various ways that you just can’t go wrong.

Mushrooms are a hit at our house no matter how they’re prepared. I decided to stuff some the other evening, but wanted something different in them. As I gathered my usual suspects of ingredients, I saw a container of a fresh dried herb we had and thought, ‘Why not?’

I started by peeling one small carrot, then used the peeler to cut thin slices of the carrot that I then chopped into confetti. This made about 1/4 cup. Next I finely chopped a white onion for 3 tablespoons.

Stuffed mushrooms sprinkled with cheese ready for the oven

Stuffed mushrooms sprinkled with cheese ready for the oven

Using 12 ounces of white mushrooms, I cleaned them with a damp cloth and then removed the stems by simply pulling them out. People have different thoughts when it comes to washing mushrooms. Some say you should just dust them with a paper towel, others say wipe them with a damp cloth, and others say you should give them a good wash under the faucet. Since mushrooms soak up water, I like to just wipe mine off with a damp cloth.

After removing the stems, I cut the holes a little more to allow additional room for filling. I finely chopped the extra mushrooms I removed, along with the stems.

I put the chopped mushrooms, onions, and carrots into a heated skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. I added a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of freshly ground Kosher salt, stirred well and sautéed for 3 minutes. Next I added 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (I use Spice World) and sautéed another 2 minutes. Then came time for the fresh dried herb — I added 1/2 teaspoon of sage that I had rubbed into a powder, mixed well and cooked for 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, I had buttered a 3 quart casserole dish. When the mixture in the skillet was done, I poured it into a bowl adding 3 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use freshly grated Parmesan).

Combining the ingredients well, I filled the mushroom caps with the mixture, placed them in the casserole dish and sprinkled with shredded cheese. I placed them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. You may need to cook your mushrooms a little longer depending on their size and the temperature of your oven. This makes about 5 to 6 servings.

Before I put the mushrooms in the oven, I decided to prepare corn on the cob to go with it.

Corn on the Cob baked in the oven

Corn on the Cob baked in the oven

Pulling back the shucks on the corn, I removed the silks. Next I liberally rubbed a stick of cold butter over each cob. Once they were coated in butter, I sprinkled each with freshly ground Kosher salt, Italian Seasoning, and paprika. I pulled the shucks back down over the corn, wrapped them separately in aluminum foil and placed them on the middle rack of the 350 degree oven. I baked these for 30 minutes. Here again, your baking temperature could be different depending on the size of the corn cob and your oven.

To round out the meal I took a head of broccoli and cut it into florets. You can keep the stem and use it for stock or simply cut it into pieces to use too. This time I just discarded it. I sautéed the florets in a skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter and a touch of Canola oil (about a tablespoon) making sure all the broccoli was covered with the butter/oil. After cooking for 5 minutes, I put a lid on the skillet, turned the heat to simmer and let the broccoli steam for another 3 minutes.

This is how a taste for stuffed mushrooms turned into a complete meal. Thanks for stopping by. If you try one or all of these recipes, come back and tell us how it was or tag it with #thesurprisedgourmet. I’d love to know how it turns out for you.

Cucina Felice!

Stuffed Mushrooms

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Serves: 5-6 servings

This yummy dish goes well with steamed broccoli and baked corn on the cob
Ingredients
  • 12 Ounces white mushrooms
  • ¼ Cup carrot (peeled, sliced and turned into confetti)
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh dried sage (made into a powder)
  • 3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Freshly ground Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Started by peeling one small carrot, then used the peeler to cut thin slices of the carrot , chop that into confetti. This made about ¼ cup. Next finely chopped a white onion for 3 tablespoons.
  3. Using 12 ounces of white mushrooms, clean them with a damp cloth and then removed the stems by simply pulling them out.
  4. After removing the stems, cut the holes a little more to allow additional room for filling. Finely chop the extra mushrooms removed, along with the stems.
  5. Put the chopped mushrooms, onions, and carrots into a heated skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. Add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of freshly ground Kosher salt, stirred well and sautéed for 3 minutes. Next add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and sautéed another 2 minutes. Then add ½ teaspoon of sage rubbed into a powder, mixed well and cooked for 5 more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, butter a 3 quart casserole dish. When the mixture in the skillet is done, pour it into a bowl adding 3 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs, ¼ teaspoon of Kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use freshly grated Parmesan).
  7. Combining the ingredients well,fill the mushroom caps with the mixture, placed them in the casserole dish and sprinkled with shredded cheese. Place them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. You may need to cook your mushrooms a little longer depending on their size and the temperature of your oven.

 

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup with a dollop of sour cream and homemade croutons.

French Onion Soup with a dollop of sour cream and homemade croutons.

I decided to make my version of French Onion Soup the other evening and it got me to thinking about the many variations of this tantalizing dish.

I’ve seen recipes in numerous cookbooks and each one is a bit different. And if you Googled for a recipe, I’m sure you could find enough information to keep you reading for days.

I like my version for this soup because the onions turn a golden brown, the onions still have enough texture you can bite into them, and it just plain taste good!

I start with a 6 quart stock pot (you could use a 4 quart if you prefer). I put in 1/4 cup Canola oil and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Meanwhile, I take 2 pounds of white onions, cut them in half and then cut them into 1/4-inch slices.

I place the onions in the pot on medium heat, stir them a bit and then put the lid on I cook the onions down until they caramelize before I add any water. After the onions have cooked for about 10 minutes, I stir them good and turn my stove eye down to 4 (5 is medium on my stove). After another 10 minutes and another good stir, I turn the stove down to 3.

After the onions have cooked 30 minutes, I add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (I use Spice World), and 1 tablespoon of beef bouillon paste (sometimes I use chicken bouillon).

Onions cooking down for French Onion Soup

Onions cooking down for French Onion Soup

I let the onions continue to cook slowly keeping a close watch not to let them burn or scorch. When the onions cook slowly it lets them develop more sugar naturally giving the soup a sweeter flavor without having to add so much sugar.

While the onions are cooking slowly I remove the lid allowing more of the liquids to escape and the onions to cook down more. During this time the onions begin to turn a golden brown and the smell coming out of the pot will make your mouth water. My method may seem like it takes a long time, but it’s well worth the effort. Just remember to keep a close eye on the onions stirring often to keep them from burning as they caramelize.

Once they reach that golden brown consistency (about another 20 minutes), I add 7 cups of water and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

A bowl of French Onion Soup will hit the spot anytime of the season

A bowl of French Onion Soup will hit the spot anytime of the season

When the soup is ready, ladle it into bowls, add a dollop of sour cream and serve with homemade croutons. Hmmmmm….now that’s good.

This is a savory dish that is great for movie night with the family or Sunday lunch with friends.

Thanks for stopping by today. What’s your favorite onion soup recipe? Do you have a special time of the year you serve it? If you try this recipe, come back and tell us what you think or tag it with #thesurprisedgourmet. I’d love to know hot it was.

Cucina Felice!

French Onion Soup

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Serves: 7-8 servings

This savory dish will be a hit with family and friends no matter the season.
Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Canola oil
  • ¼ Cup butter or margarine
  • 2 Pounds white onions, cut in half and then cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon beef bouillon paste
  • 7 Cups of water
Instructions
  1. Start with a 6 quart stock pot (you could use a 4 quart if you prefer). Put in ¼ cup Canola oil and ¼ cup butter or margarine. Meanwhile, take 2 pounds of white onions, cut them in half and then cut them into ¼-inch slices.
  2. Place the onions in the pot on medium heat, stir them a bit and then put the lid on. Cook the onions down until they caramelize before adding any water. After the onions have cooked for about 10 minutes, stir them good and turn stove eye down to 4 (if 5 is medium). After another 10 minutes and another good stir, turn the stove down to 3.
  3. After the onions have cooked 30 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 1 tablespoon of beef bouillon paste (chicken bouillon can be used).
  4. Let the onions continue to cook slowly keeping a close watch not to let them burn or scorch. When the onions cook slowly it lets them develop more sugar naturally giving the soup a sweeter flavor without having to add so much sugar.
  5. While the onions are cooking slowly remove the lid allowing more of the liquids to escape and the onions to cook down more. During this time the onions begin to turn a golden brown and the smell coming out of the pot will make your mouth water. My method may seem like it takes a long time, but it's well worth the effort. Just remember to keep a close eye on the onions stirring often to keep them from burning as they caramelize.
  6. Once they reach that golden brown consistency (about another 20 minutes), add 7 cups of water and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. When the soup is ready, ladle it into bowls, add a dollop of sour cream and serve with homemade croutons.

 

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Banana Johnnies for Breakfast

Banana Johnnies make a tasty alternative to traditional pancakes for breakfast

Banana Johnnies make a tasty alternative to traditional pancakes

Have you ever gotten up in the morning with the taste for pancakes for breakfast only to find you don’t have any pancake mix or any other ingredients to make traditional pancakes in your kitchen?

Well, I have an alternative recipe you can make that might just hit the spot. It’s simple and has a nice sweet taste all on its own without even adding syrup. I call it Banana Johnnies.

The secret ingredient is a ripe banana. This gives you the sweetness without having to add a lot of sugar or syrup.

I begin by peeling the banana, putting it in a bowl and mashing it up with a fork. Next, add 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 large egg, 1/2 cup of sweet milk (I use whole) and a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. I mix this together and then add the twist to the traditional pancake mix – 1 cup self-rising corn meal mix. That’s right, I’m using corn meal mix instead of flour or a Bisquick mix. Combining the corn meal mix with the banana mixture, I make sure it’s well incorporated.

I heat up a non-stick skillet on medium high and add about a tablespoon of Canola oil to cook the Johnnies in.

When the pan is hot, I carefully spoon the pancake batter into the skillet. You can make the pancakes any size you want. This can also be cooked on a griddle, if you prefer.

Banana Johnnies are sweet and good for breakfast

Adding a banana makes these pancakes sweet on their own

I cook the pancakes for about 2 to 3 minutes until they’re golden brown and not coming apart when I lift an edge up. Then I flip them over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes on that side until it is golden brown.

I serve them hot right out of the skillet with a tab of butter on top. The pancakes have just a hint of sweetness on their own from the banana. If you like your pancakes sweet, you may want to add a splash of syrup on top. This makes about 6 or 7 pancakes depending on the size you desire.

These are called Johnnies after the old-fashion Johnnycakes that use corn meal instead of flour. I remember eating Johnnycakes in my youth. In searching the web, I learned Johnnycake is prepared from Newfoundland to Jamaica. New England cuisine still features a modern Johnnycake, while in the South (where I live) the cakes are sometimes referred to as hoecakes. To find out more about Johnnycakes, click HERE.

Have you eaten Johnnycakes before? Are they called something else where you live? Okay, now what’s your favorite item to pair with pancakes?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cucina felice!

Banana Johnnies for Breakfast

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Serves: 6 to 7 pancakes

This is a tasty alternative to traditional pancakes.
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana, ripe
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 Cup self-rising corn meal mix
Instructions
  1. Peel the banana, place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 large egg, ½ cup of milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Mix well and add the twist to the traditional pancake recipe - 1 cup self-rising corn meal mix. Combine the corn meal mix with the banana mixture making sure to incorporate all the ingredients well.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high. Add 1 tablespoon Canola oil and when the skillet is hot carefully spoon the batter into the skillet making them the desired size you want. This batter can also be cooked on a griddle.
  3. Cook the pancakes for about 2 to 3 minutes or until you can lift the edges without them coming apart and they are golden brown. Flip pancakes and cook 2 to 3 minutes on the other side until golden brown.
  4. Remove from pan. Add butter on top, if desired. These pancakes will be a bit sweet on their own so you may want to try them before pouring syrup over them.

 

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Popeye the Sailor Muffins

Delicious breakfast dish includes spinach

Delicious breakfast dish includes spinach

One ingredient that probably doesn’t quickly come to mind when you think of breakfast is spinach, unless of course you’re Popeye the Sailor.

Am I right? Tell your family they’re having spinach for breakfast and I don’t think you’ll get a lot of “Oh, yummy!” or “Can’t wait” replies from them.

Its how you present the spinach and what you prepare it with that’ll make the difference. In fact, this dish can be served for any meal of the day (or night). That’s just one of the reasons it’s enjoyed so in our house. We call it Popeye the Sailor Muffins because it features fresh spinach, a favorite of the cartoon character from our youth.

First I began by seeding and finely dicing 2 Roma tomatoes, then I took 6 slices of deli-style ham (I used Buddig Original Ham) and julienned it. I put 1 tablespoon of butter (you can also use margarine) and 1 tablespoon of Canola oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once the skillet was hot, I put the tomatoes and ham in, stirred it about and reduced the temperature down to medium low. I added a couple of turns of fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt. You can season to your taste.

While that was cooking, I julienned 1/3 cup of fresh spinach and finely chopped 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano and 1 tablespoon of green onion tops. It makes the recipe go smoother if you prepare all your ingredients before you start cooking. Since I decided on new ingredients as I cooked, I chopped and julienned as I went.

All the ingredients come together in a creamy mixture

All the ingredients come together in a creamy mixture

I added the spinach, oregano and onions to the tomato mixture and cooked for a couple of minutes more. Taking another skillet, I added a splash of Canola oil (about 1 tablespoon) and browned the halves of 3 English muffins.

I went back to the tomato mixture and added 1 cup of cottage cheese, stirring it in.

I had some of the julienned spinach leftover (about 2 tablespoons) so I sprinkled it over the English muffin halves (putting 3 halves to a plate). I topped that with the tomato mixture and sprinkled shredded Mexican Blend cheese over all of that.

The cottage cheese and the tomatoes blend together creating a creamy, smooth texture similar to melted Velveeta cheese. The ingredients come together in a burst of flavor and you forget you’re eating spinach for breakfast.

This dish, like many others, is very versatile and can be made using additional or less ingredients as you desire. As I mentioned earlier, it can also be served for any meal of the day.

Do you enjoy dishes that can be adapted for any meal of the day? Do you enjoy preparing dishes that work just as well with or without additional ingredients depending on your taste at the time?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cucina Felice!

Popeye the Sailor Muffins

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Serves: 2-3 servings

A delicious way to introduce spinach into your breakfast without a lot of fuss
Ingredients
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 Slices deli-style ham
  • ⅓ Cup julienne spinach (+ 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh finely chopped green onion tops
  • 3 English Muffins
  • 1 Cup cottage cheese
  • Shredded Mexican Blend cheese to sprinkle on top (optional)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh ground Kosher salt (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Begin by seeding and finely dicing 2 Roma tomatoes, then julienne 6 slices of deli-style ham. Put 1 tablespoon of butter (or margarine) and 1 tablespoon of Canola oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the tomatoes and ham, stirring and reduce the temperature to medium low. Add a couple of turns of fresh ground black pepper and fresh ground kosher salt seasoning to your taste.
  2. While that cooks, julienne ⅓ cup (plus 2 tablespoons) of fresh spinach and finely chopped 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano and 1 tablespoon of green onion tops. It makes the recipe go smoother if you prepare all your ingredients before you start cooking.
  3. Add the spinach, oregano and onions to the tomato mixture and cook for a couple of minutes more. Taking another skillet, add a splash of Canola oil (about 1 tablespoon) and browned the halves of 3 English muffins.
  4. Go back to the tomato mixture and add 1 cup of cottage cheese, stirring it in.
  5. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of julienned spinach over the browned English muffin halves. You can serve it for 2 with 3 halves each or for 3 with 2 halves each. Top that with the tomato mixture and sprinkled shredded Mexican Blend cheese over all of that.
  6. The cottage cheese and the tomatoes blend together creating a creamy, smooth texture similar to melted Velveeta cheese. The ingredients come together in a burst of flavor and you forget you're eating spinach for breakfast.

 

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My Take on Chicken Gumbo

My take on Chicken Gumbo

My take on Chicken Gumbo

Do you sometimes find your refrigerator is filled with the past week’s leftovers, but not enough of any one thing to really make a meal?

As long as the leftovers are fresh, you don’t want to throw them out. That’s not only a waste of food, but a waste of money too.

If your family tires quickly of leftovers then it’s time to get a little creative and see what you can prepare from what you’ve got left. With a little imagination and the leftovers, you soon have a new dish to serve your family.

I gave this a try recently when I found a leftover chicken croquette in the refrigerator, but not enough for a complete meal. Checking further I found I had my usual stock of staple ingredients: minced garlic, celery, and onions. I also had a small portion of leftover mashed potatoes.

As I was putting the food out on the counter to see what I could pull together, I decided to add a can of diced tomatoes and a can of mixed vegetables. Looking over the ingredients I wasn’t sure what I was going to put together and then it came to me — my own take on Chicken Gumbo.

I started by crumbling the chicken croquettes I had into small pieces. Next I cut up a rib of celery into large dices about 1/2 inch or so and a 1/2 cup of onion. The onion dices were about 3/8-inch each. I put a skillet on medium heat and added about 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. I sautéed the celery about a minute and then added the onion and sautéed for another three minutes. I added a pinch of fresh ground kosher salt to the onions and celery while it was sautéing.

Delicious served with toasted cheese bread

Delicious served with toasted cheese bread

Next I added a tablespoon of minced garlic (I use Spice World brand), a can of diced tomatoes (I didn’t drain these), a 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper and the crumbled chicken croquette. I gave all that a good stir and added 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of powdered chicken bouillon, a can of mixed vegetables (didn’t drain these either), and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.

I stirred all this together, making sure it was well incorporated and then I let it simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. I checked it often and gave it a stir. It ended up cooking for about 30 minutes total.

I poured the gumbo into bowls and topped it off with shredded Mozzarella cheese. Shaved fresh Mozzarella would have been great on it, but unfortunately there wasn’t any in the refrigerator. I also served it with a couple of slices of toasted cheese bread, about 1/2 inch thick. The bread really isn’t necessary, but we found that it was a great way to make sure we got every last drop of the gumbo.

This recipe of mixed leftovers is a good way to use what’s in your refrigerator and have a delicious meal too. You take a few leftover items, combine them and ‘awesomize’ a new dish.

Do you have a gumbo recipe you’d like to share? What do you do with your leftovers or do you even have leftovers?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cucina Felice!

My Take on Chicken Gumbo

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Serves: 4 servings

This is my take on the traditional chicken gumbo recipe with a few new added ingredients using leftovers for a delicious meal in a hurry.
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup chicken croquette, crumbled
  • ½ Cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 Rib of celery, diced into large cubes
  • ½ Cup chopped onion (approximately ⅜ inch)
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Can (14½ oz) mixed vegetables
  • 1 Can (14½ oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Pinch of fresh ground kosher salt
  • 2 Teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Crumbling the chicken croquette into small pieces. Next I cut up a rib of celery into large dices about ½ inch or so and a ½ cup of onions in ⅜-inch dices. Heat a skillet on medium heat and added about 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. Sauté the celery about a minute and then add the onion and sauté for another three minutes. Add a pinch of fresh ground kosher salt to the onions and celery while it sautés.
  2. Next add a tablespoon of minced garlic, a can of diced tomatoes (don't drain), a ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper and the crumbled chicken crochets. Give all that a good stir and add ½ cup mashed potatoes, 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of powdered chicken bouillon, a can of mixed vegetables (don't drain), and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
  3. Stir all this together, making sure it is well incorporated and then let simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. Check often and give it a stir. Can take up to 30 minutes depending on stove temperature.
  4. Pour into bowls and top with shredded Mozzarella cheese and serve with toasted cheese bread.

 

 

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Heavenly Egg Sandwich

Heavenly Egg Sandwich with home fries

Heavenly Egg Sandwich with home fries

Have you ever started to prepare a simple meal only to end up making something different or more elaborate than you had planned?

The other night after a long, tiring day we decided simple scrambled egg sandwiches would hit the spot. As I began gathering the eggs and utensils needed to fix the meal, we decided the eggs needed cheese. Since we couldn’t decide between Kraft Velveeta Sharp Cheddar and Sargento Provolone, I went with both.

Slicing tomato for Heaven Egg Sandwich

Slicing tomato for Heaven Egg Sandwich

Okay so now we’re having scrambled eggs and cheese sandwich. I had some fresh tomatoes from the garden, sliced deli-style ham, and fresh spinach in the refrigerator so naturally I had to add that as well.

Next came fresh green onion tips, basil and oregano from our back porch container garden. Can you see where this is going? The simple egg sandwich had quickly snowballed into a mammoth fare.

I began by cutting off about 3/4 of a loaf of French bread, slicing it lengthwise and toasting it in the oven for about two minutes on broil. When the bread came out of the oven, I covered both halves with mayonnaise, freshly ground black pepper and freshly ground kosher salt.

Step Two for Heavenly Egg Sandwich - The Surprised GourmetWhat I didn’t do (but should have considering what I finally added to the sandwich by the end) was scoop out some of the bread to make a cavity for the egg mixture. In my defense, when I prepared the bread I hadn’t decided to add all the extra ingredients at that time.

I mixed five large eggs with a dash of Lawry’s Garlic Salt and two slices of Velveeta Sharp Cheddar Cheese (torn into pieces) and cooked in a skillet over medium heat. I added just a splash of Step Three for Heavenly Egg Sandwich - The Surprised GourmetCanola Oil to the pan before adding the eggs. I cooked the eggs, stirring occasionally, until they were done but still fluffy.

The first layer I put on the sandwich was spinach followed by two slices of Sargento Provolone Cheese, four slices of ham (each folded in half and layered) and topped it off by sprinkling the green onion tops (finely chopped) over all of that.

Next I carefully added the eggs to the sandwich and topped them off Step Four for Heavenly Egg Sandwich - The Surprised Gourmetwith the oregano (finely chopped). I had sliced the tomato thin so I added it next. The last ingredient was the basil (finely chopped) sprinkled over the top of everything. You want to layer your flavors rather than combine them all together. The other half of the bread was added and the sandwich was complete.

I paired the HEAVENLY EGG SANDWICH with one of our favorite side dishes – home fries.

Step Five for Heavenly Egg Sandwich - The Surprised GourmetI had to press down gently on the sandwich to cut it into sections. You’ll have to be careful when cutting this yummy treat. It’s a tasty sandwich but quite messy with lots of wonderful ingredients trying to get out.

The combination of eggs, cheeses, fresh herbs, spinach, tomato and ham blends into a delectable infusion of flavors you won’t be able to resist. What started out as a simple egg sandwich turned Step Six for Heavenly Egg Sandwich - The Surprised Gourmetinto a delicious concoction for our taste buds and a sandwich we almost couldn’t handle. I call this Heavenly Egg Sandwich because when we began eating it, all we could do was go “mmmmm, oh this is so good it’s heavenly.”

Do you get carried away when you make scrambled egg sandwiches? What’s your favorite extra ingredient to add?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cucina Felice!

Heavenly Egg Sandwich

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Serves: 3-4 Servings

Ingredients
  • ¾ Loaf French or Italian Bread
  • 5 Large eggs
  • 1 Medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 3 Slices Kraft Velveeta Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Slices Sargento Provolone Cheese
  • 4 Slices lunch meat-style ham (or turkey)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped green onion tops
  • Spinach leaves (to taste)
  • Mayonnaise (to taste)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh ground Kosher or Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Lawry's Garlic Salt (to taste)
  • Canola oil
Instructions
  1. Cut bread in half lengthwise and scoop out the center of one half. Toast bread in oven on high broil for about 2-3 minutes. When cool, cover both halves with mayonnaise and sprinkle with fresh ground salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Slightly beat 5 large eggs in a bowl, add a dash of Lawry's Garlic Salt and pour into a hot skillet coated with a splash of Canola oil. Add 3 slices of Kraft Velveeta Sharp Cheddar Cheese (torn into pieces) and cook until done but still fluffy.
  3. Begin layering one half of the sandwich with spinach (or lettuce if you prefer) followed by the 2 slices of Sargento Provolone Cheese. Add 4 slices of lunch meat-style ham (each slice folded in half and positioned slightly on top of each other). Top that off with the chopped green onion tops sprinkled all over.
  4. Next carefully add eggs to the sandwich and top with the chopped oregano. Add the tomato slices next and finish by sprinkling the chopped basil on top. Cover with the other bread half and carefully cut into desired pieces.
  5. Sandwich will be a bit messy.

 

 

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