Do you own a sandwich maker and use it frequently?
A couple of years ago my husband and I bought a little sandwich maker. The first one we owned was a waffle and sandwich maker. There were different plates you snapped in and it was convenient to wash. Now we own a Proctor Silex, a gift from a coworker.
We started out making grilled cheese sandwiches and evolved into making deluxe sandwiches with soft muenster cheese, baked ham, turkey or even hard salami nestled in bakery bread with tomatoes, avocado or onion slices.
I brought my maker to school to share with my coworker. We would have outside recess on frigid winter days and come in to have lunch. It was a comfort to cook our sandwiches as the delicious aroma filled our room and snaked down the hall. Teachers and students all loved the smell!
It’s a great lunch tool for making it delicious when you have company or warm and toasty when weather is frigid and unforgiving. Even though its perfect for winter, we cook sandwiches any time of the year, winter, spring, and even summer. My oldest son uses it when he comes home for lunch.
Turkey and cheese
Virginia baked ham with cheese
Hard salami with cheese
Bakery bread,must if, ciabatta, pumpernickel, rye, wheat
Veggies to try in your sandwich
Tomatoes (garden ones are the best)
Green pepper slices
Cheeses to try
American cheese ( I buy mine from the local deli, if you buy the pre-packaged cheese it’s artificial)
Havarti ( a very rich creamy cheese)
Meats to try
Start with your choice of bread.
Butter both sides. ( I don’t always do this, but it’s pretty flavorful) I used bakery wheat bread for this sandwich.
Line bread with cheese first, followed by meat slices, veggies in top. This particular sandwich had sliced red peppers.
Place in preheated sandwich maker. Cook 2-3 minutes, depending on how toasted you want it. This sandwich is a little puffy but once you place the lid down, it does cook
It’s hot when coming out, use a small spatula or knife to slide on to plate.
Unplug cooker, you are done.
Now enjoy that fabulous cooked sandwich!
It cleans up nicely. Sometimes the plates click out to wash in the sink. The newest one I have you simply wash the inside plates without taking them out and then towel dry.
I suggest to unplug after use and keep on counter to cool off. Then put away in its storage place. I keep mine on a corner cabinet shelf in my kitchen, next to my crockpot.