Sunday breakfast was different from the usual this weekend. Every Sunday, it's always Poori that adores the table along with different gravies. But since we had an outing planned and hubby dear insisting on not eating pooris, I thought given the time and scope, Sandwiches were the best bet. I was reminded of the many varieties, that I used to make for myself, during my early years of cooking. I have always been very fond of bread and experimented with different varieties. But hubby dear was not so keen bread in the early years, as it is tagged as a food to eat during illness. Only the last decade, has seen a great change in approach, to many towards bread.
Now hubby dear prefers bread for most days and on top whole wheat loaves. We discovered a bakery near our house, from which we get our bread fresh from the oven. Given my distance with baking these days, getting freshly baked loaves are a boon! So having decided on a sandwich, I remembered Mint stuffing that I used to love, then I knew I may not be able to convince Konda to eat this. These days she has been such a darling, eating most things when I tell her that I am saying she eats without fuss in the blog. So resorted to that tagline, she even said she wanted to see where I mention that!
Since there was a time constraint, I pressure cooked potatoes before leaving. We went for a temple visit and we really enjoyed seeing the kids being so religious. Three of them were having their hands folded and ready to prostrate in front of every deity. We planned for a picnic at the temple place for the twins as we thought they will eat fast in a new place. So I was running around them, to feed. Finally, after they finished their breakfast, we returned home. As expected the rest of the folks were hungry the moment we reached. So fixing their sandwich was a matter of minutes job.
Konda really enjoyed eating and was thrilled at the crispy sandwiches. I made these in a sandwich maker, but I normally make it over the pan, which comes out equally crispy.
Simple and Quick Potato Sandwiches
- 3 medium Potato
- 12 Bread Slices
- 2 medium Onions
- 2 long Green Chilies
- 4 to 5 Mint leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (opt)
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
- Ghee for greasing the bread slices
- Pressure Cook Potatoes to tender. Cool and peel the skin. If you have a potato masher, use it to mash it to a smooth paste. You can use your hands to mash if it is well cooked.
- Heat a pan with oil. Sauté the onions, finely chopped green chillies. Fry till the onions are pink. Then add the mint leaves and fry for another 2 mins.
- Then add the cooked mashed potatoes, salt, and garam masala if you are using.
- Simmer for 2 mins. Allow it to cool.
- Meanwhile, if you don’t like the sides of the slices, trim them.
- Then top a slice with the aloo stuffing, spread well. Then press another slice over it. Grease both sides with ghee and roast either on hot tawa or in a sandwich maker.
- Serve with Tomato ketchup.
- Remove the chilies from the stuffing for the sandwiches that you are serving your child.
- The mint adds a nice zing to the sandwich. Enjoy with the choice of your likings.