|Sandwich Purse with Italian Meats made with a Tomato Basil Wrap|
Making a "Sandwich Purse" can be as easy as one, two, three using giant sized tortilla wraps,especially the Tomato Basil version, your favorite sandwich fillings, cheeses and an 8 inch, nonstick pan. I came up with these delectable and satisfying gems, feeling the need to make sure I utilized my wraps while they were still super fresh. I found these at our new Chef's Store, which recently opened in Lynchburg, a good 25 minute drive from our home. I'd been super excited about its opening and this was my first visit.
I was like a kid in a candy store, with all the variety, the massive vegetable cooler and the equally massive meats cooler, tremendous array of fresh frozen food items, plus thousands of square footage of just about any and everything a chef, restaurant, homecook, snack shop, foodie or gourmand could appreciate. I loved it!! I walked away with two new sheet pans, Champagne vinegar, a 5 pound bag of Cavatappi Pasta, 5 pounds of Pepper Jack Cheese cubes, English cucumbers, plus, flour tortillas for burritos, grapes and Pita Bread! Mind you, this was just in the 15 minutes before closing time, which is 6 p.m. The prices were within my very reasonable range and the ingredients are interchangable, so it was quite a deal at around 40 bucks.
Sandwich Purses can be made with breakfast, lunch and dinner items and the technique is the same for whichever theme you desire, cooking necessary ingredients before adding is the main key.
The top featured photo contains deli sliced Italian meats and two cheeses, with a sprinkle of Candied Cranberries and Pecans, the ones used in salads, for added tartness and tanginess with a subtle, sweet, nutty crunch and fresh chunks of tomato.
Large Tomato Basil Wraps
Your favorite ingredients, if raw, cooked
Your favorite cheeses, 2 kinds is ideal, one type shredded
Butter, Margarine, EVOO or Nonstick Spray
Fresh Veggies, cut small, placed on paper towels if too juicy
8 inch Nonstick Skillet
Place the skillet on heat source at medium. Add a small portion about 1/2 tsp or Butter, Olive etc. Melt.
Fit Wrap into the pan and press into the shape of pan.
After about 1 minute or two, start with a slice of cheese, halved and placed on opposite sides.
Layer, starting with the proteins, loosely positioned.
Add desired veggies.
Add remaining cheese slice, halved and place opposite first slices
With a rubber spatula, start pressing wrap down and towards the center of the pan.
Hold down folded down portion and with another tool, flip the Purse over, so that the folded seams are now on the bottom.
Press down for several seconds, then allow Purse to brown for about 1 1/2 2 minutes.
Carefully remove from pan and onto cutting surface to halve or leave whole.
Let stand for about 2 minutes before handling.
Purse will be hot.
Make as many as needed and enjoy.
|Sandwich Purse with Italian Meats, halved|
|Truff® Hot Sauce is a great addition for dipping your Sandwich Purses!|
|Bottom view of Sandwich Purse|