Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mushroom Melt Sandwich

Sometimes, during the week, you just need a quick and easy lunch. Well, this is not necessarily the quickest and easiest, but it will take you under 20 minutes to make. If you want quicker, go for a salad or leftovers. Meanwhile, I will be eating this delicious mushroom melt.

It is the best sandwich in the world. The ooey-gooey cheese melts with the sautéed mushrooms and do not even think about skipping the wine. It adds a new depth of flavor that you will not regret. This recipe is just for one sandwich, since Ethan does not like mushrooms, but it can easily be doubled and make all at once. I served this on regular sandwich bread, whole wheat, 45 calories a slice, that makes up for the cheese, right? This is one of my all time favorite lunch sandwiches, I have had it many times and this is the best picture I could get.
Source: Closet Cooking

1/2 tablespoon of Butter, + 1 tablespoon for coating the bread
1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1/2 an Onion, diced
4 oz. of Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon of Thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons of White Wine or Broth
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/2 tablespoon of Parlsey, chopped
1/2 cup of Mozzarella Cheese
2 tablespoon of Parmesean Cheese
2 slices of Bread

First, heat the butter and oil in a small skillet over medium heat.

Next, when the butter and oil is hot, add the onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

Now, add the garlic and thyme, and saute until fragant about 1 minutes.

Then, add the mshrooms and saute until in they caramelize and turn golden brown about 10 minutes.

After they have carmelized, add the wine, scrape up any brown bits. When most of the liquid has evaporated, about 2-3 minutes, season with salt and pepper and add the parsley.

Now, remove from the pan from the heat and place the mushrooms in a small bowl and stir in the cheese.

Next, butter one side of each slice of bread. Place the pan back on the oven and place one slice of the bread butter side down, top with the mushroom mix. Cook for 2 minutes, until the bread is golden brown, flip the sandwich and cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve warm.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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