Friday, December 2, 2016

Spinach and Corn Cheese Sandwich

The initial days of anything is hard...be it work, or motherhood or relocation into a new place or a business, say anything. So was my initials days at work. Those days of training, we hardly slept, ate or talked to family.  After having nothing for breakfast, because our days started early, we were spared just half an hour for lunch to be grabbed from a cafeteria filled with hungry people. Guess what, half an hour would be just spend in the queue to order food, forget about having it.






The Amul stall was our rescue those days. We would have a cheese filled sandwich which was easy to fill our stomach and would be ready in minutes times, or else get to pack it back to our desk. And not to forget one of those chilled shakes that we would grab to wash down the sandwich. The taste have lingered around for like years now, because its already 10 years since I had one of those sandwiches from Amul. And now when I go back to their stalls now, I don't find sandwiches on their menu. Sad.




But life now is much different. Back then we would be in hostels without access to kitchen, but now we own one and could recreate most of the stuff out there.Yay! And its much relaxing to just sit at the comfort of your home, while the toddler is asleep and enjoy your sandwich than to worry about handling a toddler at the Amul stall, who may be(may be, because you can never be certain) having a bad day and would create a scene, which would take all your time in settling him down while the sandwich is getting cold. So, given below is how I satisfy my tastebuds of the long forgotten taste of the yummy sandwich.




Ingredients
  1. 6 slices of bread
  2. 3 slices of cheese
  3. Butter as required
For the stuffing
  1. 3 cups of chopped spinach
  2. 3/4 cup of corn
  3. 1 tsp of butter
  4. 2 tsp of all purpose flour
  5. 1 cup of milk
  6. 1/4 tsp of oregano
  7. 1/4 tsp of dried parsely
  8. A pinch of Basil powder
  9. A pinch of Thyme powdered
  10. A pinch of dry garlic powder
  11. A big pinch of chilly flakes
  12. 1/4 tsp of pepper powder
  13. Salt as required

Method

Making the Stuffing

  • In a pan, take the butter and melt it. Add the all purpose flour and mix it well in the butter. Add milk and let it come to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. 
  • Add the ingredients 6-13. Give it a mix.
  • Add the chopped spinach and corn. Give it a mix. Cook it untill the milk reduces and forms a creamy mixture. Switch off the heat.

Assembly of sandwich
  • Evenly distribute the mixture on all the slices of bread. 
  • On one slice(already spread with the stuffing), place a slice of cheese. Top it with the stuffing spread side of another bread slice. Do the same for remaining slices.
  • Apply butter on the outside of each sandwich.
  • Heat a pan. Once hot, reduce the heat to low. Place the sandwich on it. Press it with a spatula, to make the stuffing stick to the bread slices and don't fall apart when flipped. Let it cook untill the bread slice toasts well and the cheese melts. Flip and toast the other side of the sandwich.
  • Serve it hot with a drink of your choice.
Tips
  1. I haven't applied any butter on my sandwich, to keep it a little light as its already loaded with cheese. But applying butter helps to give it a brown toasted colour and makes it tastier.
  2. If using salted butter to make the stuffing, make sure you add less salt when adding other ingredients. Else the stuffing would taste salty.
  3. You could use fresh parsely, basil, thyme and garlic. I am just lazy to clean/peel and chop them and tend to use the store bought dry version.



11 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum.. Now you have taken me also back to my sandwich filled office canteen days ;) These look tasty and yummy with that cheese and white sauce oozing :)

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  2. I seem to be in love with that creamy filling... awesome sandwich Anupa...

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    1. That creamy and gooey filling is what I am in love with too :)

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  3. As usual, the pics are too wonderful to resist!! I have an aversion for spinach - should try it with cheese may be I would begin to like it!

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    1. We are a spinach loving family....Spinach with eggs or cheese is our favorite...you should try it ....who knows you might fall in love with it :)

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  4. Wow that oozing creamy filling makes me drool...Looks so yumm

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