Second Annual Un-Pizza Week Day Seven: Crunchy French-toasted Pizza Sam’mich

3 Feb

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That’s the edited shot.

This is unedited:

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Which do you prefer?
PRETTY PLEASE comment and tell me. I want to know. Because I couldn’t make up my mind.

This is my last post before taking a bloggity break for about the next week and a half. That’ll give you time to catch up on these last seven (count em’ seven!) posts I’ve rolled out in just one week.

I’ll have my hands full being an actress and writing which is as it should be. Amen.

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Diethood which is the opposite of a diet blog. Case in point is her recipe for a deep-fried pizza sandwich.
Yah.

I can’t deep-fry.

I hate the smell of fried and didn’t want to stink up my abode. I’d probably start having flashbacks of working at the gastropub-ish restaurant I was a waiter at in St. Louis, where I’d come home reeking of the “crisps” and fish n’ chips every night.

All this being said I celebrated a pretty good improv show yesterday with a glass of house red and a deep-fried pickle at Bird’s, the UCB post-show hangout.

Then I decided that nothin’ makes a good dessert for laughter and pickles like a fried pizza sandwich.

As I stated, though, no deep-frying for moi. I made other arrangements. I took a note on the idea of coating the food with French toast batter. Then I crumbed it to get the crispy exterior a deep-fry would supply.

I may post in the next week of so if the guest post I’m writing for someone comes out, but if not I’ll be back in a couple weeks with some excellent edibles and crazy cocktails. And alliteration.

Peace, y’all. I’m maxed out. It’s Sunday. I’m resting.

French-Toast-Pizza-Sandwich

2 pieces of wheat bread (gluten-free peeps, feel free to use your gf goods)
2 Tbsp. good spaghetti sauce
1 oz. cheese, grated (I used Swiss)
1 egg
1/4 cup almond milk
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup panko (gluten-phobics, just toast up some crumbs from your gf bread)
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
Sea salt
Olive oil
Spread bread with half the cheese, then with sauce, and then the rest of the cheese. The cheese is your sauce’s fortress to keep it from sopping into the bread, which is gonna get sopped soon enough. Top with another slice of bread. Mix egg and milk. In another bowl mix the panko, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Dip sandwich in the milk mixture, then in panko mixture.
Heat skillet over medium and spray with some olive oil. Fry that sucker up.

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3 Responses to “Second Annual Un-Pizza Week Day Seven: Crunchy French-toasted Pizza Sam’mich”

  1. milkandhoneyontherun February 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Ooh…. Yum! I like the edited version of the pic to be honest. I used PicMonkey for my edits now, it’s soo cool! Check it out. Enjoy your Sunday night (you’re probably asleep by now lol with the time difference) and good luck with all the acting stuff 😀

    • Ellen February 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      Actually I think it’s earlier here in the west coast than were you are. We’re on Pacific time… Thanks for recommending the PicMonkey, I’ll look into it!:)

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) February 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    I second Picmonkey!

    And I love this…

    The cheese is your sauce’s fortress to keep it from sopping into the bread, which is gonna get sopped soon enough.

    I love that my sauce gets a fortress :).

    Enjoy your writing break and see you again on the other side! Ok who am I kidding…I’ll see you shortly at my house too ;).

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