Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Wrecipes

Still not cooking too much, well…, nothing new & interesting. I was making a quick supper favorite of mine tonight and realized I may not have shared it before; I may have mentioned it, but not given step-by-step instructions. (*SNORK!!!* This “recipe” falls in the same category of difficulty as Marshmallow Treats!)

Mary’s Favorite Supper Sandwich

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Get out your countertop grill (or large sauté pan). Preheat to high while you prep your ingredients. If you’re considering buying one of these, for god’s sake get the one that has the removable/interchangeable grill surface! These fixed ones are a bitch and a half to clean!

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Get a green pepper and an onion- Vidalia or plain old yellow.

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Get a piece of pita, and one slice of American cheese. I was going to use 2 slices, but one is really more than sufficient. Mind you, I’m making just a sandwich for me because Em doesn’t eat green or onions, and Adam doesn’t agree with green peppers; you can probably get 2 sandwiches, possibly three if your pepper & onion are extra large. Just allot one pita and one slice o’ cheese per serving.

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Slice the green peppers into matchsticks, and half the onion, peel, and slice into thin half-moons. (Go to Pioneer Woman for more in-depth slicing instructions).

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Put veggies into a large mixing bowl, coat with about 2 TBSP olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste- maybe a 1/2 teaspoon each? Toss to coat all the veggies, breaking up the onions into individual slivers/rings/strands.

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Put on your pre-heated grill.

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Close cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir the veggies around a bit, re-cover and cook an additional 5 minutes. You want the onions to start to turn brown and translucent, and get the peppers wilted. The Foreman is great because it kind of steams the veggies too. My grill has been getting a little flaky- I think one side isn’t getting to the same temp as the other. It’s close to 10 years old; believe you me- I’m replacing it with a removable plate one next!

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Meanwhile, take your pita and arrange your piece of cheese as shown. If your pitas are a bit dry, soften for about 10 seconds in the microwave, then put your cheese on.

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When veggies are done, top cheese with a healthy portion. The hot peppers & onions will help melt the cheese.

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Fold the pita in half to keep the heat in.

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Chow down! Look how cheesy it is!

Any leftover vegetables can be used in an omelet or re-heated in a sauté pan for another sandwich.

Now I have to scrub the frikkin' grill.


Anna van Schurman said...

Isn't that a #9 pocket? My favorite!

Xeyedmary said...

Too funny! It is almost a #9- I was going it call it that, but aside from thinking no one outside NEw England would know what a "#9" is, it doesn't have any steak.
A Lenten #9?