Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Veggie Sandwich, baked fries and mango milkshake

This is my take on the combination of burger+fries+ milkshake.The recipe is for two. The fries take about 40-45 minutes to bake, so it would be good to get that started and then work on the sandwich and milkshake.

Fries: (I got the basic recipe from http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/01/22/oven-baked-sweet-potato-fries/.)

Russet potatoes: 2 big
Canola oil: 1-2 tbsp

To toss and coat the hot fries:
Garlic: 1 big clove
Grated Parmesan cheese: 1 tbsp
Black pepper: a couple of pinches
salt: a pinch
dried oregano (optional) : a pinch
parsley (optional) : 1 tsp, chopped

Preheat a toaster oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil, pour half teaspoonful oil and spread fully. Wash and peel potatoes. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch or thicker slices lengthwise, cut each slice again lengthwise into thick slices. They will resemble the fries in the store in shape. Add these to cold water, and drain into a paper towel. Pat them dry, and drop on to the baking sheet. Add the rest of the oil and toss all slices to coat with oil evenly. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, turning them once after 20 minutes. The fries should be golden brown in color, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, when they are done.

Mince the garlic clove as finely as possible. In a bowl, combine the Parmesan, pepper, salt, oregano, parsley and minced garlic, and mix together. As soon as the fries are done, remove from the oven, sprinkle the cheese-garlic mixture on top and toss to coat quickly.

multi-grain bread: 4 slices
ripe avocado, pitted and sliced: 1
red tomato, sliced: 1
roasted red bell pepper, roughly chopped - 4-6 slices
romaine lettuce leaves: 2-4
alfalfa sprouts: handful (optional)
balsamic breeze salad spritzer
cheese spread of your choice
Ground black pepper

Lay down all the veggies, except the sprouts, and spritz with the salad spritzer. Layer the veggies on the one slice of bread. Top with sprouts. Spread the other slice of bread lightly with cheese spread and sprinkle with ground black pepper. Make a sandwich and press down firmly. Toast till the bread turns golden. Cut into two triangles and serve with dill slices. Repeat with other two slices of bread.

Mango milkshake:
Milk - 1.5 cups
Mango puree - 1 cup (store bought)
Ice cubes - a few

Run the ingredients in a blender till it turns frothy, pour immediately into two tall glasses and serve, with mint leaves (optional), for a refreshing drink with the sandwich and fries.


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