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Sandwich Press Recipes
We are all busy and own probably own way too many kitchen gadgets. One such gadget is the humble sandwich press. Many a highschool afternoon was spent creating jaffles/toasties in our own Breville in the 1980s. These days the sandiwch press is generally two flat hot plates that lend themselves nicely to using for; eggs, pancakes, burgers, fritters and many other quick and easy recipes useful for cooking lunchbox creations, after-school snacks and meals . Here are three ( also there is a video showing these made on my facebook page).
Baked Bean and Cheese Tortilla Melts
baked beans, grated cheese, 2 x wraps or tortillas
- Use an oil spray or a little oil on a paper towel and prepare the Sandwich Press.
- Turn it on a place the beans and cheese inside two tortillas and close the press.
- Cook with the lid down until crispy
- Cut into segments, wrap in foil and put into the lunchbox or have as an after-school snack.
Marinated Beef and Vegetable Skewers (suitable for GF and low Fodmap diet)
1 kg of rump steak trimmed of fat and cut into small pieces
small bamboo skewers
Marinade – mix together: 1/4 c GF soy sauce, 1/4 c balsamic vinegar, 1/4 c garlic infused oil, 1-2 TBSP honey, 1 TBSP ginger powder or 2 TBSP grated ginger, 3 spring onions finely chopped, 1 TBSP sesame oil, 1 TBSP sesame seeds
- Mix the marinade together and soak the beef overnight in this.
- Thread the beef pieces onto the skewers
- Heat the sandiwch press and cook in batches, turning when cooked on each side.
- Serve with rice and Asian Greens
Vegetable and Ham Fritters
You need a grater or if you are lazy (like me) or want to make in a double batch, use a grating disc in the food processor and get this made in no time. My kids love these in their lunch box. You could always make the batter the night before, cover with clingwrap and make in the morning.
2 small zucchinis, grated
1/4 c frozen corn kernels
2 TBSP chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/3 c grated cheddar cheese
2 TBSP parmesan cheese
50g ham, chopped (optional)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c SR flour (these also work well with GF flour)
1/2 tsp paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Heat the sandwich press and spray with a little oil ( Rice Bran oil is a good one) Add 1/4 cup of the mixture when hot.
- Using a spatula, flatten slightly. Repeat to make 2 more fritters. Cook for about 3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.
- Transfer to a plate. Clean the sandwich press of any residue, spray with oil and continue making the fritters. Serve with tomato relish.