Tortilla, omelette, chicken breast with asparagus and many other tasty and healthy dishes are among the surprising dishes, which you can easily prepare if you have a sandwich maker. Find out from this article what else you can include in the menu with the help of this cooking device.
Have you decided to buy a sandwich maker to make it easier to prepare hot snacks in the morning or whenever you need and now you don't know exactly what recipes to approach? Don't worry, we help you quickly sketch the options for the next days with some delicious recommendations. If it is difficult for you to choose, first focus on the ingredients that you know will surely delight your taste buds and add from time to time combinations that you have never tried.
Tortilla with brie cheese, apples and ham
Indeed, it is not exactly the classic sandwich, but it is perfect for those who want to eat healthy, with less bread, and gives you a fresh and aromatic taste, while guaranteeing a balanced supply of nutrients. As the title says, we suggest you replace this time the baguette, the classic bread or the buns, with tortilla sheets that you can find in almost any supermarket.
For the filling you need brie cheese, cut into medium-thick slices, smoked ham, a Golden apple, olive oil, mustard and mayonnaise. Use a small bowl to mix a tablespoon of olive oil with one of mustard and one of mayonnaise, mixing until you get a homogeneous composition. Then spread a teaspoon of the sauce obtained, in a thin layer, on the tortilla sheet.
Cover half of the tortilla with slices of ham and cheese, add apple slices and fold the second half to cover the filling. Put the tortilla in the sandwich maker for 3-4 minutes or until browned on the outside. Then place on a plate, cut into three – four portions and serve with the remaining sauce.
Grilled chicken with asparagus and pesto
For this recipe you need pesto (easy to find in the store), asparagus, chicken breast, French baguette, red pepper, olive oil, garlic and a few slices of mozzarella.
First prepare the grilled chicken pieces. Cut the chicken breast into thin slices and fry them in a sandwich maker, after you have previously greased the plates with a little oil. Leave them for 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick you cut the meat, then take them out on a plate.
Use lemon juice and peel, plus a pinch of salt, to prepare a marinade for asparagus. Marinate the vegetables for 10-20 minutes, then bake on the grill for 2-3 minutes. You can use the sandwich maker for this operation or a grill pan, greased with a little oil to prevent sticking. Don't forget to turn the vegetables from side to side as often as possible and take the asparagus off the heat while it is still brightly colored.
Cut the baguette in half, then pass the garlic on its inner surface to give it flavor. Grease both segments of the baguette with a thin layer of pesto, then place the pieces of meat, mozzarella cut into thin slices, the pieces of asparagus and slices of red pepper. Cover with the second part of the baguette and cut 3-4 portions. Put each portion in the sandwich maker for 1-2 minutes before serving. The ingredients will heat up, the mozzarella melts, and the baguette gets that crunchy texture you need to perfectly complete the combination.
Yes, you can use a sandwich maker to prepare sweets and in this recipe we tell you how. You need a cup of white flour, a tablespoon of baking powder, 100g butter, half a cup of brown sugar, 2 eggs and a tablespoon of vanilla essence.
In a large bowl, add flour and baking powder and mix well. Use another container to combine the butter and sugar and mix until you get a uniform and soft composition. Butter will be easier to work with if you take it out 10 to 15 minutes before you start cooking. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each of them, then add the vanilla essence and mix again. Pour the composition obtained over the mixture of flour and baking powder and incorporate using circular motions, until you get a dough suitable for thickness.
For this recipe you need a sandwich maker with a plate with compartments, in which the dough can sit without flowing. Prepare the cooking device by greasing the frying surface with a little oil. Turn it off and preheat the device (usually a red LED tells you it is ready to use).
Add the dough with a spoon in the triangular compartments, until they are full, but taking care that the composition does not appear on the outside. Close the lid tightly and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the cakes start to brown on the outside. If you are not sure that they are ready, you can check them with a toothpick, as is done with pandispan and cozonac. If the toothpick inserted in the dough comes out clean, you can take them out on the plate, if it has dough on it, the cakes must be left. Serve them plain or with chocolate sauce, sour cherry jam or ice cream.
The omelet sandwich maker
With a high content of protein and minerals, the egg is among the foods that can give you everything you need to start the day strong. If you like omelettes, we suggest a simpler option to get it, using a sandwich maker.
You need 2-3 eggs or more (depending on the number of people you cook for), salt, pepper and other ingredients you want to put in the composition (peas, corn, beans, onions, peppers, parsley, ham, cheese etc.). Mix everything in a bowl, then heat the sandwich maker and wait until it is ready to receive the composition. You can choose to grease the surface of the tiles with a little oil, if you want to be sure that the omelet does not stick at all.
Use a polish or a larger spoon to pour the mixture into the compartments of the device (you need a model with a plate for triangular sandwiches). Cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove to plate and serve. Good appetite!