Lets Talk About ToastThere are some things that just need toasted bread to go along with the dish. Depends on what I am serving determines the kind of toast I make.
Toast for a sandwich such as chicken or tuna salad, BLT, or pimento cheese - time to pull the toaster out and no butter used.
Garlic toast to go with spaghetti, lasagna, etc.. Don't have a loaf of Italian or French bread and not interested in making a trip to the store ? No problem! Use plain white sandwich bread, spread with just a bit of softened butter, sprinkle with garlic powder or garlic salt. I use the powder due to low sodium diet. Put under broiler till toasted, flip over and toast other side.
Many times when made it this way, the children wanted more of the garlic toast than the main dish, which was usually spaghetti.
Cheese toast - toast bread both sides then put cheese (of choice) on top side, and under broiler till melted. Even better when the cheese starts to brown a bit.
This is the simple version, but there are so many things you can add to add to the variety such as diced up thin, crisp bacon, or diced up pepperoni, etc., and the list goes on. Due to the grease factor, cook the bacon, then blot any grease before adding to the cheese toast. If using pepperoni - microwave approx. 8 to 10 seconds, then blot any grease, dice and sprinkle on toast along with the cheese before putting under broiler.
Skillet toast ? Now that is a whole different kind of toast. Think grilled cheese sandwich without the cheese. Yum !! Lightly spread some softened butter (real butter) on one side of the bread. Place butter side down in a hot skillet then turn heat down to medium high. As soon as it browns to desired toasted goodness, flip over and toast the other side. So good with some scrambled eggs and/or homemade strawberry jam. If a certain young lady reads this - Hint, hint ! In all fairness, she had to much on her plate during strawberry season to make jam.
I don't remember where I learned to make skillet toast, and not something I eat often.
Why are there no pics of yummy, buttered toast with a slather of jam, or cheese toast adorned with bits of pepperoni or crispy, thin bacon smothered in choice of cheese, etc..? Simple - No bread in the house! Well there is, but croissants are just not the same when it comes to making toast - well at least not the real deal. Maybe I need to experiment with them a bit.
Ohhhh! Lets don't forget grilled cheese sandwiches! I am way past due for a grilled ham and swiss cheese, on rye! Don't forget to add a big barrel cured, dill pickle on the side - Yum !
Ok - I just spent way to much time looking for an image of a grilled cheese and ham on rye for this post, but none of them looked like a sandwich I would make. Sorry for the picture less post!
There are so many variations of toast/cheese bread/garlic bread/ grilled cheese - and the list goes on. What are some of your favorites
Update: Trip to grocery - now have some whole wheat, white bread in the house to make the skillet variety to go along with the eggs I need to use up this next week.
Can you tell what is on the menu in the near future.
Have a great weekend !
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